Video: All divers rescued

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All four divers have been rescued and are currently in Mount Lavinia, our reporter said.  The four divers were rescued by three Navy boats that were sent to locate the divers.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mirror one of the divers said that he was happy that everyone is alive. The Diver said that they swam with the current and were hopeful that they would be rescued.

All of those rescued have been admitted to a leading hospital in Colombo, our reporter said.  Earlier one of the saved divers Olivenzo Arnold said they were engaging in under water filming  from Mt. Lavinia to Panadura when they were swept away by a current. (H.M. Dharmpala) (Pix by Suranjith Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • Cobra Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:50 AM

    Sure but what we heard was that the navy was nowhere in sight and they were rescued by fishermen.

    Mass Deen Jayah Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:44 AM

    well done sri lanka navy.

    Omattage Perera Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:58 AM

    What were these people filming on?

    Did Navy, Police or other authority check the contents filmed until they were swept away?

    C.A. Lee Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:53 AM


    Gemba Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:58 AM

    yeah they were rescude by GOD my foot lol

    Gemba Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:01 AM

    No one give credits to fishermen? :-o
    Hats of to them first, if they wouldn't rescue the first one all other 4 would be dead already!
    Secondly navey done their part as usual, great work!!

    Spirits of Srilankan

    yaeesh Monday, 03 December 2012 06:36 AM

    Glad that all are alive including my cousin bro asmath.

    Wara Monday, 03 December 2012 06:40 AM

    Good news !

    Manushya Monday, 03 December 2012 06:50 AM

    Great job SL Navy. Keep it up!

    Yohan Perera Monday, 03 December 2012 07:16 AM

    Proud of our Sri Lankan naval brothers...

    Farzana Khan Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:17 AM

    Gosh this was such a scare !! so glad you guys are ok.

    DHA Monday, 03 December 2012 07:50 AM

    Good Job guys....thank God all are safe.....its indeed quite dangerous to swim near MTL beaches this is not the 1st time this has happened there is a very heavy current near the rocks many have died there.....this place should be called off for safety of sea bathers.....

    MaC Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:52 AM

    You guys made Sri Lanka proud.

    Srimal Monday, 03 December 2012 08:16 AM

    Proud of you Sri Lanka Navy. Well done brothers!!

    IHM Tuesday, 04 December 2012 06:36 AM

    Hats off to Fishermen, watched the news yesterday that how they used the technology to find the divers, and to Naval force too. Saw the happy faces of the family too. Congrats to Fishermen and Naval force on rescue of lives. Heard that they were in the sea for about 24 – 30 hrs. It’s really scary too. Long Live guys.

    Jay Monday, 03 December 2012 09:29 AM

    Thank God for the rescue team(s). Above all, Thank GOD!!!!!
    Such a huge relief that all are safe and sound. This calls for special Thanksgiving prayers and also a grand 'homecoming' to the Heroes!!

    srinath.gunaratne Monday, 03 December 2012 11:15 AM

    In other countries, Dangerous areas close to bathing areas are marked with RED floats to discourage amateurs entering these areas. Since we are trying to accelerate the tourism, This is a great job for coast guard or Navy demarcating these dangerous areas for the safety of public. Mount Lavinia AS DHA explained, notorious for these treacherous currents.

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