Missing senior citizen found, believed to have drowned while picking logs

Search and rescue (SAR) operations led by PBK II Azman Hamid was immediately mounted together with police, civil defense, Rela and some 30 villagers on 10 boats.

MUKAH, Nov 12: The body of a 77-year-old man who attempted to pick drifting logs in the river near Kampung Medong Seberang Dalat was found this morning.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation centre disclosed, Bri Langer was floating some 100 meters away from where he was last seen by fellow villagers.

He was reported missing at 10am yesterday.

According to eyewitnesses, Bri was attempting to pick some floating logs that were drifting on the river.

Due to the strong current, he released the log and tried to swim back to the river bank but sank instead.

He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt and rubber boots. – Dayakdaily