US, Hong Kong divers' bodies found in Philippines

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Posted: Jul 18, 2011 11:56 PM
US, Hong Kong divers' bodies found in Philippines

Rescuers in the Philippines have recovered the bodies of an American and a Hong Kong resident who went missing while exploring a World War II shipwreck west of Manila.

Romeo Renojo, maritime security chief at the Subic Bay Freeport, says the body of American dive master Steven Brittian was recovered Tuesday morning inside the engine room of the sunken USS New York.

Hong Kong tourist Tin Shun Chuen's body was recovered late Monday.

The two divers were last seen around sundown Sunday as they were about to ascend from the shipwreck.

Renojo says an investigation is under way.

He says he has recommended a suspension of dives at the USS New York, one of about eight U.S. and Japanese World War II shipwrecks in Subic Bay.