Two American divers, missing in shark infested waters near Lizard Island for 7 hours, found alive
TWO American divers missing off Lizard Island have been found after spending most of the day in shark-infested waters.
The divers were spotted treading water at 5.15pm local time, having failed to surface on a dive at about 10am today. The pair have been winched to safety and taken for medical assessment
An aerial search using fixed-wing planes and helicopters began immediately for the pair, experienced divers believed to be in their 40s.
The American man and woman had been on a week-long dive expedition with a group off Cape York.
The reef on which they disappeared, about 240km north of Cairns, is notorious for its sharks….
Great news and well done search team!