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Italian Tourist Drowns in Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida, Bali

A 42-year-old Italian tourist has drowned in Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida.

NusaBali reports that the body of an Italian tourist, Dandree Guillermo Sebastian, has been recovered after being found floating in Crystal Bay off the Village of Sakti at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 13, 2020. 

Sebastian's lifeless body was discovered by a local snorkeling guide, I Wayan Mustika, who was in the process of bringing a group of snorkelers from the Ports of Banjar Nyuh at the Village of Ped to Manta Bay. While passing the beach at Crystal Bali, Mustika spotted the floating corpse. 

Mustika immediately contacted local authorities who dispatched Search and Rescue Workers (Basarnas) to retrieve and evacuate Sebastian's body using local fishing boats and removed to Pratama Hospital on Nusa Penida. 

Search and rescue workers say the body of the Italian had begun to bloat and decompose at the time of its discovery, more than three days after he disappeared on the afternoon of Monday, February 10, 2020. 

Police discovered that the Italian's handbag contained a handphone, a photocopy of the Italian's passport, Rp. 432,000 in cash and the key to his hostel accommodation - all left for safekeeping with a local kiosk at Crystal Bay operated by I Wayan Mokoh on Monday afternoon.

Monday, the Italian had drunk and ate at Wayan Mokoh's Warung before leaving his handbag with the kiosk's owner and departing for a swim. Mokoh stored the man's possesions for three days waiting in vain for the Italian's return.

A motorcycle rented to Sebastian by a local man was found parked on the Beach at Crystal Bay.

At the time of his death, the Italian had been was a guest at the Miasa Hostel in the Village of Batununggul on Nusa Penida since Friday, February 7, 2020.

After the body arrived at the Forensic Section of Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Dr. Ida Bagus Putu Alit SpF said that a cursory inspection suggests that the Italian had been dead for 2 or 3 days before its discovery.

Forensic experts believe the man died due to drowning.

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