An Army Major from the Eastern Mindanao Command, otherwise known as Eastmincon, disappeared during a morning dive on Saturday.
The dive took place off of Angel’s Cove in Talikud Island – Talikud is the southernmost island off the Island Garden City of Samal.
Searchers attempted for two days to find him, but as of today he has not been seen and a search and rescue crew has been dispatched.
The original dive consisted of a group of Army divers with Eastmincom commander General Rey Lenonardo B. Guerrero and deputy commander General Ronnie Evangelista when the Army Major failed to surface at 6.45am.
A team of 31 divers from the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Air Force, Philippines Army, and the Maritime Police, along with 10 civilian divers scoured the area around Angel’s Cover but failed to locate the missing diver.
Authorities said that a 3-D sonar locator was dispatched to the area, and should arrive on location at Talikud by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.