A Colombian national who went missing yesterday morning after going swimming in Kuta Beach was found dead this morning, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) in Bali said in a statement.
“A joint search and rescue team began searching since early this morning… and the victim was finally located and immediately evacuated to Sanglah General Hospital,” Hari Adi Purnomo, chief of Basarnas Bali, was quoted as saying.
The tourist, identified as 36-year-old Lucas Barrales, reportedly went missing at about 10.45am on the beach in front of Anantara Hotel in the Seminyak-Kuta area.
Basarnas said they received the missing report around 1pm yesterday and immediately launched a search of the area, including a search by air closer to the afternoon, and continued their operation this morning.
On Facebook and Instagram, a number of users called for the public to help locate Barrales, who was reportedly on holiday on the island with his wife and child.
According to the agency, Barrales was found dead and washed up on the shore about one kilometer away from his last known location.
Read more news and updates from Bali here.