Brit man, 46, and boy, 14, missing after diving group vanishes near Malaysian island

A BRITISH man and a 14-year-old boy are among four divers reported missing near a Malaysian island.

Authorities have launched a rescue mission after a 46-year-old Brit, two teens and a woman vanished while on a diving training exercise in Pulau Tokong Sanggol, near Mersing.

Coastguard official Nurul Hizam Zakaria said rescue crews were alerted at about 2.45pm local time (6.45amGMT).

Four divers were reported missing – a man, 46, a 14-year-old boy, an 18-year-old French woman, and a 35-year-old Norweigan woman.

"The incident involved four foreign divers who failed to return after undergoing a diving exercise at about noon today," Zakaria said in a statement.

"The SAR operation, initiated as Op Carilamat, was activated at 2.45pm involving assets from MMEA, the Marine Police Force and the Malaysian Fisheries Department."

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The four divers were reported missing by the boat captain who took them out to sea.

They disappeared during a diving training exercise in Pulau Tokong Sanggol – a small island around nine miles from the mainland point of Mersing.

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