Denpasar (ANTARA) - The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas/SAR) of Bali province evacuated a German national who was injured while swimming in the waters of Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali, on Saturday afternoon.

The German national dislocated her right arm after being hit by waves, Nusa Penida SAR Alert Unit coordinator Cakra Negara informed in a statement received in Denpasar the same day.

"Bali Basarnas received information on the incident from local residents at 3:45 p.m. WITA (Central Indonesian Standard Time). The victim is a 29-year-old woman with the initials NG," he said.

In response to the initial report, Basarnas immediately dispatched personnel from the Nusa Penida Alert Unit on a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) to provide first aid to the victim. The Nusa Penida Police head and medical personnel also accompanied them.

Upon their arrival on Kelingking Beach, two Bali Basarnas personnel disembarked the boat and swam toward the German to provide aid and brought her to the RIB.

"In about an hour, we finally managed to rescue the victim by taking her to a spinal board before transferring her to the RIB," Negara said.

From the RIB, the victim was escorted to Banjar Nyuh Port, Nusa Penida, before being picked up by an ambulance that took her to Nusa Medika Clinic at 5:15 p.m. WITA

At another location on Friday (May 19, 2023), Bali Basarnas found the body of a domestic tourist who was swept away by waves in the waters of Petitenget Beach.

The victim was identified as Dominggus Marton Bolle (36).

Based on Basarnas' report, the agency first got a visual on the victim's body at 4:10 p.m. WITA on the coastline, stranded 600 meters away to the south of the location of the tragedy on Petitenget Beach, Badung District.

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