Bintangor waterfall outing ends in tragedy

The deceased was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Aug 2: A 33-year-old man was killed after he jumped down from the Wong Kuji waterfall at Mile 8, Jalan Engkamop, Bintangor this afternoon.

The Fire and Rescue department (Bomba) was alerted to the incident at 3.37pm and deployed a team to the scene.

According to a statement from the State Bomba operations centre, the deceased had jumped down from the waterfall which is approximately two-stories high into the river. The deceased failed to surface and was later found by his friend in the river.

His friend tried to revive the deceased but failed. The deceased was later brought to an area near Jalan Engkamop.

The deceased was pronounced dead at the scene. The body was later handed over to the police for further action. — DayakDaily

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