Body of NTNU Student Found After Disappearing While Surfing in Yilan, Taiwan | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) student nicknamed Lin (林) washed up on Wednesday afternoon (October 6) after missing while surfing with his friends on a beach in Yilan County.

Lin, 24, and four of his friends left Taipei early Wednesday morning for a surf trip to Honeymoon Bay in Toucheng Township of Yilan County, according to the report. They went into the water to surf at 6 a.m., and Lin’s friends arrived ashore at 6:30 a.m.

However, 20 minutes later, they found Lin was missing, according to the report. Friends of the NTNU student searched for him for about 30 minutes before reporting his disappearance and called for help from the authorities.

The Yilan County Fire Department received the missing person’s report at 7:02 a.m. and dispatched 20 firefighters, including four volunteers, to the scene. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard dispatched four officers to search for the missing surfer, according to CNA.

According to the report, two Coast Guard patrol boats, two rubber rafts from volunteer firefighters and a helicopter from the National Airborne Service Corps also joined in the search. However, at 1:21 p.m., search and rescue personnel found a body washed ashore, which was identified by members of the Lin family as their own, according to CNA.

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