GoFundMe Launched For Missing Cairns Diver In Indonesia

As authorities continue the search

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Fears are mounting for a Cairns diver who has not been seen since a fishing trip off Indonesian coast on Saturday. 

The 26-year-old dive boat worker, Shaun Daly was last seen spearfishing during a free dive near Mentawai Islands in Indonesia. 

Shaun's brother Martin Daly is now funding his own search for the missing 26-year-old which is costing whopping $14,000 per day. 

Indonesian navy and police are also assisting with the search. 

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A private plane has been hired to search a chain of Indonesian islands approximately 150km from the Sumatran coast. 

A fishing boat last spotted Mr Daly at around 10AM on Saturday, August 28th. 

To help fund the massive search, a GoFundMe page has been created with $46,000 already raised by the community. 

The plane is reportedly costing $13,700 per day. 

28-year-old Martin Daly recently posted an update on the GoFundMe page detailing the area the private plane is scouring. 

"Being remote it has to travel an hour from the mainland, pick up a few legends that I've never met in my life who are volunteering to be the eyes in the sky, take off again for (three) hours of flight time searching for shaun and liaising coordinates with boats also searching in the area, drop off the legends then fly an hour home," he wrote.

Shaun was reportedly travelling to the Mentawai Islands to visit a friend, who alerted authorities after he failed to return from his fishing trip.

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Georgie Marr

31 August 2021

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