Missing 68yo frog hunter found safe, healthy after two-day search in Kapit jungle

Bomba Kapit team checking on the condition of the elderly man (in red shirt).

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KUCHING, Aug 2: A 68-year-old man who went missing while hunting for frogs in the jungle near Sungai Banyau, Nanga Sebala Mujong in Kapit has been found safe and in good health.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak confirmed that the elderly man was found about 4km away from the location he was reported missing from.

The discovery occurred at 2pm today, the second day of the search and rescue (SAR) operation.

The SAR team from Kapit Station shared that upon discovery, the victim was found resting and fortunately without any physical injuries.

He has been entrusted to the care of the Kapit police team for any necessary follow-up action.

Concurrently, the Bomba team accompanied two local residents who also participated in the search operation back to Bangkong longhouse.

However, unforeseen heavy rainfall compelled the Bomba team to delay their return journey to the station. Ultimately, the team managed to retrace their steps back to the station at 5.45pm.

They reached the station premises at 7.42pm, formally concluding the operation.

The operation was also assisted by a team from the Civil Defence Force.

The elderly man was reported missing on Monday (July 31). — DayakDaily