MRCC’s Eva Descamps told VRT News that "During a so-called ‘first daylight view’ the French helicopter checked the area once again” on Monday morning.
"The search area has been defined based the currents. In the meantime it has become so large that it is no use searching with boats any more. The chance that they are still alive has become very remote. Moreover, we can’t deploy all the means at our disposal for a prolonged period, because we need to be ready to respond to emergencies quickly”.
On Sunday afternoon several rescue boats and a helicopter searched for the two missing divers. However, the search proved fruitless. The missing divers are a man and a woman that dive as a hobby. They were diving in the vicinity of a shipwreck that is popular with amateur divers.