Dear A.S.S. Editor

The search for the missing Singaporean diver, who went missing in the waters off Indonesia’s Komodo Island 10 days ago, has been called off.

The search operations have been stopped due to the standard procedure of searching for 7 days, plus an extended three days for this case. The search did not find the missing diver, Rinta Paul Mukkam. The search operations had involved 90 search and rescue personnel.

A family friend of the missing diver has spoken to the media, and indicated that the family had no plans to extend their search further. Rinta’s brother, Mr Roy Paul Mukkam, and her brother-in-law, who were in Indonesia aiding in the search, will return home to Singapore on Monday.

The family, however, hoped that locals will continue to search for her. A local group called Emergency Komodo will also continue to keep a look-out.

Celeste Ng

A.S.S. Contributor

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