Missing teen boy found safe at longhouse in Song

Policemen and firefighters are seen speaking to boy's family members and friends before the SAR operation.

KUCHING, Nov 22: A 14-year-old boy, feared to be missing during a fishing trip in Song, was found safe at his longhouse.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation centre said a missing person report was made by the boy’s aunt at 10 pm yesterday after he failed to return from a fishing trip with his friends.

He had gone on the fishing trip with his friends since 11 am, not far from an old cemetery site in Song.

“After receiving the report from Song police station regarding the incident at 11.11 pm, a team of five firefighters led by PBK II Nasihin Jaun went to the location together with the police to get information from the boy’s friends and his family members, before proceeding with the search and rescue (SAR) operation.

“Based on the information gathered, it was told by his friends that the boy has returned to the longhouse by boarding his friend’s boat, which is about two kilometres away from the location where the boy and his friends went for the fishing trip,” it said in a statement today.

The statement added, the SAR operation was called off at 12 midnight, after the boy was found to have returned safely to his longhouse. – DayakDaily.