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Russia: Body of missing Israeli diver found

Dimitri Sapozhnikov, 42-year-old diving instructor from Netanya, never came out of south Russia lake. His body was traced last week. Wife: 'I cant believe I'll never see him again'

Shahar Chai
Published: 09.01.12, 22:56 / Israel News

The body of Netanya resident Dimitri Sapozhnikov was pulled out of the Blue Lake in south Russia last week.


The 42-year-old diving instructor, married, with a teenage daughter, went on vacation in Russia last month. Last week, Sapozhnikov disappeared while diving in Blue Lake, located near the city of Nalchik in south Russia.


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"I called his phone and a stranger answered," his wife Tamara told Ynet. "I was sure I had the wrong number, so I hung up. After a few minutes, I called again and heard the same voice, probably one of the employees at the site. He told me that Dimitry went in water and everything was fine, but when he was supposed to come out – he didn’t."


הותיר אישה ובת. דמיטרי ספוז'ניקוב

Left a wife and a daughter. Dimitri Sapozhnikov


In the days that passed since her husband's disappearance, Tamara tried to hold on to every shred of hope she could find. "It's excruciating to receive such news. I still can't believe I'll never see him again; I'll never talk to him again. I'm glad they could at least trace the body and bring it back to Israel."


She expressed her gratitude for those who offered their help.



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