US diver hopes to find bin Laden

2011-06-15 09:06

Los Angeles - A California diver and treasure hunter hopes to find evidence for the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by scanning the Arabian Sea with sonar.

"I am serious about this, I am not joking," Bill Warren, a 59-year-old professional diver from San Diego, said. "The main motivation is to try to see if my president was really telling the truth and if bin Laden is truly dead on the bottom of the ocean."

Bin Laden was killed in a US raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan last month and was buried at sea by the US Navy. President Barack Obama decided not to release photographs of bin Laden's body or the burial.

Warren said he has conducted dives around the world in search of sunken ships and treasure over the past 35 years. He claimed he has already found three investors to finance the search, which he estimates would cost $400 000.

In a month, Warren hopes to begin his search from India with a camera team. A sonar instrument dragged behind the ship would be able to detect small objects at 3 000m below sea-level, he said.

If he were to uncover bin Laden's remains, Warren said he would take photographs and DNA samples.

The expedition would make for a "wonderful documentary", which he hopes to sell to television producers. "We don't know what we would do with the body," he said, noting that it is a "very sensitive" issue.

  • lollie sue - 2011-06-15 09:31

    wow, u go diver im with u on this, do all u can and hope u cum right. i also need proof that Bin Ladin is truly dead..

      Captainmorgan - 2011-06-15 11:31

      One of the three sponsors is probably the American government , standing ready to make a meal of the whole affair

  • Gorilla - 2011-06-15 09:33

    "The main motivation is to try to see if my president was really telling the truth and if bin Laden is truly dead on the bottom of the ocean." No pal. He's still alive and struggling to get out of the bodybag at 200m down.

  • Michelle - 2011-06-15 09:36

    You wont find him :)

      Mr D - 2011-06-15 16:01

      Agree, he is with Allah

  • Gandalf - 2011-06-15 09:37

    Mercy, what a retard.

  • jowza - 2011-06-15 09:39

    too late.shark meat already

  • Mark V - 2011-06-15 09:43

    This is idiotic. The chances of finding a body or even coffin at the bottom of an ocean is so remote. Besides Bin Laden is probably being tortured for intelligence in a hidden location somewhere, after which he will either die or be killed. You really think the US would take the number 1 most wanted person on their list, and head of the largest terrorist organisation and just kill them when they have the chance of extracting intel. Don't be silly.

      Wayne - 2011-06-15 09:57

      Yes they would, why? Well can you imagine how many people will be abducted and beheaded for his release. I can assure you Bin Laden is dead.

  • onetickie - 2011-06-15 09:45

    They probably put him through a bloody meat mincer first you twats! What you going to do - DNA on all the fish life in the ocean????

  • EPHRAIMINHO - 2011-06-15 10:02

    A California diver and treasure hunter hopes to find evidence for the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by scanning the Arabian Sea with sonar.

  • I_Say - 2011-06-15 10:06

    I bet the CIA will be joining the expedition....

  • jweer42 - 2011-06-15 10:07

    He'll probably end up dead, because he will know too much.

  • buka001 - 2011-06-15 10:20

    Self confirmation bias! He wont find the body then he will come out and say HA I knew it, there was no body!

  • Warp - 2011-06-15 10:37

    So if he does not find him, does that mean he is not dead ?!?

  • Diablo7 - 2011-06-15 10:45

    Muff're doing it wrong...

  • Shivermetimb - 2011-06-15 11:11

    It is not only a waste of time and money, it is disrespectful. Dont get me wrong, I'm glad he's gone - however, it is a mark of a civilised society to recognise ever youir dead enemies.

      Mikemcc - 2011-06-15 11:58

      @Shivermetimb, bodies are often exhumed for further examination where there are questions.

  • lesm1984 - 2011-06-15 11:35

    I find it surprising that there is such disbelief in the world today. This guy has a great con going; if he finds the body he gets 400 000 dollars and fame. If he cannot find the body he gets 400 000 dollars and the President of the USA and the US Navy get the blame. Bill Warren, your name should be in the Guiness Book of Records with such a "watertight" con.

  • Brodie84 - 2011-06-15 11:43

    I want to start singing "Under the sea! Under the sea! Down where it's better... under the sea!" :)

      lollie sue - 2011-06-15 12:26

      boring, try another song

  • SAMANYIKA - 2011-06-15 11:46

    He is an idiot in the sense that the US might have made up the story of throwing the body at sea, and it will be a wild goose chase for him. But, if the body was really thrown at sea, it is a wise move to go ahead because it is an idea that will enable it to find bodies of dead people in ships that sink at sea or planes that plunge in seas when there is an accident. Most inventions in the world were idiotic ideas anyway, like the electric bulb, telephone and most recently FACEBOOK.

  • di - 2011-06-15 12:53

    What an unbelievable waste of time, effort and money!

  • Vernon - 2011-06-15 13:00

    Davey Jones locker ,thats where he is!!!

      Robert M - 2011-06-15 13:12

      Hes probably sailing in the Flying Dutcman

  • Jean - 2011-06-15 13:56

    it will be great if he can find his body,as I dont believe its there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blikskottel - 2011-06-15 14:13

    This idiot will find nothing. Bin Laden is having a great time somewhere getting interrogated - and eventually he will be off to find his 40 virgins under a palm tree without fanfare when he is of no further use. A coincidence that so many Al Qaeda cooperatives are suddenly getting killed in recent weeks? Bin Laden is worth much more alive than dead to the CIA - as long as the world think he is dead! The "burial at sea" was a master stroke!

  • Krolie - 2011-06-15 21:30

    Find a body (minus a signal), where it has taken so many people a heck of a long time to find the Helderberg for instance? He has high hopes! That is IF there is a body to find!

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