K9 unit deployed on second day of SAR efforts for Asajaya fisherman

The victim's sister-in- law, showing the belongings that were found during the SAR operation.

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KOTA SAMARAHAN, Feb 27: A K9 unit was deployed today in search of a missing fisherman in Asajaya, whose belongings were also found after the start of the second day’s Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

Fire and Rescue (Bomba) department operations commander Mosli Salim from Asajaya station said that the 45-year-old victim’s belongings were found near Kampung Semilang estuary.

The items – two bottles of water, a machete and a knife – were found inside Mohiden Mohd’s 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 yesterday in search of ‘ambal’, or bamboo clams. He failed to return home, prompting his family members to lodge a missing persons report.

The second-day of the SAR started at 7am today involving eight firefighters from Bomba Asajaya led by PBK II Zaidel Zailani.

Earlier on, the SAR operation was deployed by Bomba Asajaya after receiving the report of the missing 45-year-old man from Asajaya Police department, who was assumed to have gone on a fishing trip. —DayakDaily.

K9 Unit ‘Cliff’ and his handler Steven.
MP Kota Samarahan Rubiah Wang (right) visiting the SAR command post. She was briefed by Mosli after speaking to the victims’s family members.