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    4 tourists..on float...at night ..missing

    sometime earlier this evening, 4 tourists went out onto the water on floats at Manchebo area and have not returned.
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    Oh that does not sound good. Saying prayers!!!

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    Last time we stayed in that area the currents were pretty strong. Hope we hear a happy ending soon.
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    We are at Manchebo right now. Have not heard anything about this yet. We left the beach at 3pm to get a massage. Swells and currents were strong so we never went in far all day. Did not hear anything after the massage. Went to dinner at 6pm, came back at 8pm and went down to the beach to have a look at the swells. There was no search or helicopter etc.........Sounds awful though. Lots of people were getting knocked about when going in to far from what we saw earlier in the day. Hope there is good news.
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    While the article is not in English, I do see the words “false alarm” in the last sentence. Maybe we’re not interpreting it correctly?

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    I do not know if false alarm, hoax or for real.
    My friend who lives on the island told me earlier that they were treating it as real as they have to.
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    The ocean can be rather terrifying and unpredictable. I hope they are okay.


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    still being treated as an active search

    translation of the article
    alarm called in around 7pm and police launched the helio and sent boats, they are trying to find them under the assumption they are out there but looking to see if it might be a false alarm. Not taking chances.
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    FOUND
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    A few miles offshore
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    Great news they were found safe. We asked the guy here at the beach this morning and he didn't know much other than the headline but, he told us that this happened before, to a local, and he floated all the way to Colombia and was fine!!!!...... Yesterday was rough. coming from California we could identify the number of rip currents right away and were really cautious to not go in too far. Today is moving day to Gold Coast and hopefully a much calmer Arashi Beach :-)
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