28 Jul '11, 1pm

Missing US surfer found dead in Indonesia

Missing US surfer found dead in Indonesia

Fishermen found the body of Daniel Bobis (above), a 32-year-old teacher from New York, on Thursday morning in the waters off Sumatra island. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - AN AMERICAN surfer who disappeared in large swells off western Indonesia at the weekend has been found dead, an official said on Thursday. 'We can confirm that his body was found today. We're still waiting for a full report on how he was found,' search and rescue agency official Effendi told AFP. Fishermen found the body of Daniel Bobis, a 32-year-old teacher from New York, on Thursday morning in the waters off Sumatra island, according to the state-run Antara news agency. The body was taken to a hospital for autopsy and will be cremated in the provincial capital of Bandar Lampung at his family's request. Rescuers had been searching for Bobis since Sunday, when he disappeared as he surfed on Tanjung Setia beach,...

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