Missing Taiwanese divers rescued by mainland fishing ship

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TAIPEI, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Four divers, who went missing in an oceanic research mission in the waters of Penghu, have been rescued by a mainland fishing ship, Taiwan's academy of marine research said on Thursday.

The four divers, including a research assistant and three technicians, were carrying out an underwater research program in the waters of the Penghu archipelago on Thursday, the academy said in a press release.

They dived down at around 10:30 a.m. and did not come to the surface as scheduled, the statement said, adding that the captain of the boat they took informed the coast guard after a short search in the nearby waters.

The academy said that it received a notice at around 4:44 p.m. that the missing persons have been safely rescued by a mainland fishing ship and shipped back by a Taiwan fishing vessel. Enditem

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