500 people attend silent wake for missing divers

At least 500 people took part in a silent wake in front of the home of two divers that went missing in the North Sea on Saturday. Kurt Huberecht and Nathalie Fiers went diving to explore a shipwreck off the coast near to the Belgian-French border on Saturday. A large scale search operation was mounted by both the Belgian and French authorities, but the divers were not found.    

Kurt Huberecht and Nathalie Fiers were well-known and well-liked in their home town of Torhout in west Flanders. Kurt is a magician and a DJ and once appeared on the TV talent contest Belgium’s Got Talent. He has one son. Nathelie has two children.

The chance that either of them will be found alive is extremely remote. The search for the two divers was stopped on Monday.