2 missing Korean divers found dead

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 01 2012 02:08 PM | Updated as of Dec 01 2012 11:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The bodies of 2 Korean divers, who have been reported missing since Tuesday, were located by Navy technical divers in Maricaban, Batangas on Friday.

Authorities said the divers, Kim Jea Chin Kan and Bae Jieun, were found dead around 190 feet or 60 meters underwater in a small cave.

However, their bodies were not retrieved due to poor visibility.

Authorities also said divers had a difficult time entering the small cave.

Col. Omar Tonsay, director of the Naval Public Affairs Office, said markers were put in place.

Retrieval operations, which resumed on Saturday, are still ongoing.