Australian man dies while surfing in Bali just days after a Sydney musician died in similar circumstances.
The body of Australian man Anthony Lines, 55, was found floating on the surface of the water off the Balinese island of Nusa Penida on Sunday.
Jason Henderson had been surfing with Mr Lines at a popular tourist destination Playground Jungutbatu Village when he discovered his friend’s body floating on the surface of the water, 9News reported.
Anthony Lines, 55, is the second Australian surfer in a week to die in the waters off Indonesia
He was surfing with his friend Jason Henderson near the Playground Jungutbatu Village off Nusa Penida
He was rushed to a medical centre on Nusa Penida but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Dr Ida Bagus Putu Alit, the forensic doctor at the hospital where Mr Line’s body was taken, said an examination had shown minor injuries including bruising and blisters on his face.
He also said there was specific signs of drowning.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it ‘is providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian man who died in Indonesia on 22 April 2018,’ but would not comment further.
Nusa Lembongan is a popular spot for surfers visiting Bali and is renowned for it’s world class waves and dangers breaks.
Mr Lines is the second Australian surfer to die in Bali in the past week.
Nusa lembongan (pictured) is a popular spot for surfers but has a reputation of being dangerous
Jae Haydon of Woollongong drowned in the waters off Bali, twelve hours after he was reported missing.
His body was found by lifeguards on Monday night, moments after his broken surf board washed up near Uluwatu, Bali.
He was surfing early in the morning when it is believed he was struck by a strong wave that broke his board.
Tributes for Mr Haydon flowed from friends and other family members over social media.
‘So gutted to find out that the missing surfer was you, but you lived one of the best lives imaginable brother,’ one posted.