DANIEL BOBIS CONFIRMED DEAD
Daniel Bobis, drummer for the Long Beach, New York hardcore/metal/punk band CIPHER (Facebook page),who went missing Sunday morning in Sumatra, Indonesia has been confirmed dead.
JAKARTA — The body of Daniel Bobis, the surfer from Long Beach who disappeared in large swells off western Indonesia over the weekend, was found dead Thursday.
“We can confirm that his body was found today. We are still waiting for a full report on how he was found,” an Indonesian search and rescue official said.
Fishermen found the body of Bobis, a 32-year-old teacher, Thursday morning in the waters off Sumatra island, according to the state-run Antara news agency.
The body was taken to a hospital for autopsy and will be cremated in the provincial capital of Bandar Lampung at his family’s request.
According to the Long Beach Patch, Bobis, who is also a teacher at Long Beach High School and surf team coach, was surfing in the city of Damai in the south of the Indonesian island when he disappeared.
Long Beach teacher Jay Spitz told Long Beach Patch that he received word from Bobis‘ wife, Rachel, that Daniel had gone missing in the waters of south Sumatra 10 hours earlier. His board was located, but there was no sign of Bobis. Spitz explained that the “rescue efforts are horrible there” due to the remote nature of the area.