Missing man found drowned in Sg Kuap

The SAR team carrying the body to land.

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, August 14: The body of a 27-year-old man who was reported missing was found by a search and rescue (SAR) team today.

Firefighters from the scuba unit (PPDA) found his remains in-between the mangroves 2km away from the Sungai Kuap bridge, along Jalan Kuching-Samarahan.

The victim, 27, was reported missing at 5.11pm yesterday by his mother after he failed to return home since Monday.

It is understood that the deceased had depression over certain health issues.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba)’s operations centre (PGO), a police report was lodged after his family failed to locate him.

Initial investigations revealed that the deceased’s vehicle was found parked on the bridge and the family feared he might have jumped into the river.

A team of four firefighters from Tabuan Jaya and six from Batu Lintang PPDA unit was dispatched to conduct the SAR operation. — DayakDaily