A Chinese diver drowned off Verde Island in Batangas City last Saturday, police said.

Superintendent Wildemar Tiu, city police chief, said Gou Kai, 49, a native of Shanghai, China, was declared dead at St. Patricks Hospital in this city.

Probers said Gou, a certified diver who was billeted with a group at the La Laguna Beach Club in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro went diving off Verde Island with six others but they all surfaced at 1:12 p.m. due to bad weather.

The victim, prober said, was not able to press and use his Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) – which was supposed to keep him afloat – and so he drowned.

Tiu said they will coordinate with the China Embassy this Monday for the proper disposition of victim’s remains which temporarily lies at Filipinas Funeral Homes here.

Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/02/18/chinese-diver-drowns-off-verde-island/