Body of missing fisherman in search of bamboo clams found

Firefighters and the Civil Defense Force (APM) personnel are seen lifting the deceased's body into the boat after it was being found this morning (Feb 28, 2020).

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Feb 28: The Search and Rescue (SAR) operation for missing fisherman in Asajaya ended after the deceased’s body was found in Sungai Nibong, Kampung Tembirat.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue department (Bomba) in a press statement said local villagers found the body at 9.10 am today.

“The body was found by local villagers from Kampung Tembirat at a site about 7 kilometer from where the deceased’s was last seen,” said Bomba.

The body was confirmed to be that of the victim Mohiden Mohd by his family based on his pants, dentures and other items on his body.

The 45-year-old fisherman was reported missing on Feb 26. Yesterday, a K9 unit was deployed in search of him but only managed to find his belongings near the estuary of Kampung Semilang.

The items – two bottles of water, a machete and a knife – were found inside a backpack about 2km from where the victim was last seen, and this was confirmed by the victim’s sister-in-law, Jamillah Kasim, at the location.

It was understood that Mohiden had left his house on Wednesday in search of ‘ambal’, or bamboo clams.

He failed to return home, prompting his family members to lodge a missing persons report. — DayakDaily.