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Rescue diver dies while recovering remains from deadly Indonesia plane crash

Rescue diver dies while recovering remains from deadly Indonesia plane crash

"Deepest condolences for the passing of a humanitarian hero from the Indonesian Diving Rescue Team", Basarnas chief Syaugi said in a news release.

Tragically those hard conditions have claimed the life of one of the divers, Syahrul Anto, 48, a senior diver, was found dead Friday after he disappeared.

Anto was found unconscious by other members of the team and taken to a local hospital, where he was declared dead, reportedly due to complications from uncontrolled decompression. He was treated by our doctors, after he regained consciousness, we sent him to the chamber for decompression.

National Search and Rescue Agency chief Muhammad Syaugi said on Sunday the search involving hundreds of personnel and dozens of ships would continue for another three days.

The decision was based on an evaluation and observations of the crash site, he told reporters, noting that many victims' remains had not been recovered.

The Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX, which only went into service in August, crashed on Monday into the Java Sea. Passengers on the Bali flight reported terrifying descents and in both cases the different cockpit crews requested to return to their departure airport shortly after takeoff.

On Thursday divers found another black box from the wreckage, which contains flight JT610's data recorder.




Efforts are now focused on retrieving the second of the two black boxes, as the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder are known, the head of Indonesia's transport safety committee said.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits the search mission after new details about the jet's previous flight cast more doubt on Lion Air's claim to have fixed technical problems.

Rescue workers load up recovered debris onto a truck at Tanjung Priok port.

The committee has been receiving help from their American counterparts at the US National Transportation Safety Board, but will be getting additional assistance from Australia, Utomo added. The ocean depth in the area of the crash is about 35 metres (115 feet), and strong currents and waves are making searches hard, he said.

Lion Air, Indonesia's biggest budget carrier, has been involved in a number of incidents including a fatal 2004 crash. Lion Air was among the Indonesian airlines banned by the European Union (EU) from 2007 through 2016, according to the Aviation Safety Network database maintained by the Flight Safety Foundation.

Lion Air is one of Indonesia's newest airlines but has grown rapidly, flying to dozens of domestic and worldwide destinations.