Sat, 04 Feb 2023 Today's Paper

Video: All divers rescued

3 December 2012 06:05 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

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)
AUDIO





Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 17

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • 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.

    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.

    MaC Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:52 AM

    You guys made Sri Lanka proud.

    Farzana Khan Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:17 AM

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

    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

    Gemba Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:58 AM

    yeah they were rescude by GOD my foot lol

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

    Bravo,dramo.

    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?

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

    well done sri lanka navy.

    yaeesh Monday, 03 December 2012 06:36 AM

    Glad that all are alive including my cousin bro asmath.

    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.

    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!!

    Srimal Monday, 03 December 2012 08:16 AM

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

    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.....

    Yohan Perera Monday, 03 December 2012 07:16 AM

    Proud of our Sri Lankan naval brothers...

    Manushya Monday, 03 December 2012 06:50 AM

    Great job SL Navy. Keep it up!

    Wara Monday, 03 December 2012 06:40 AM

    Good news !


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Pain and punishment

Should we spare the rod and spoil the child? Does it really happen? Children

Health System in the emergency room

Sandya Kumari from Kotahena has been experiencing chest pains since 2015 and

Canada’s targeted sanctioning of Gota and Mahinda

History was made last week when two former executive presidents of Sri Lanka

SC judgement on Easter attack: Court rules negligence stood in the way of avoiding most heinous crime

“On the ill-fated day of 21st of April 2019, this island home was awoken ru