Bodies of two divers located in flooded mine

The search for a third diver continues. Aleksander Koźmiński/PAP

Rescuers from the State Fire Service have located the bodies of two divers who disappeared during a training mission at a flooded mine in Sobótka, south-western Poland.

The search for a third diver continues.

The three divers, part of a group of six, failed to resurface at the flooded Maria Concordia mine on Sunday. Most of them were experienced divers and were taking part in skills development exercises run by a private school.

According to reports, after two of the divers failed to resurface a third went down with extra oxygen tanks for them. Apparently, two of the divers were instructors and one was a student.

Capt. Tomasz Szwajnos, a spokesman for the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Wrocław, told PAP that a specialised search-and-rescue diving team had located the bodies shortly before 12 p.m. on Monday.

"I cannot confirm whether it will be possible to bring the bodies to the surface today, as visibility is deteriorating with each dive," he added.

He also said that the third missing diver had not yet been found.