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By Nancy Nais
SIBURAN, March 19: The disappearance of a 25-year-old autistic man who holds an OKU (person with disabilities) card, has left his mother at her wits’ end.
Tina Simeng, 49, from Kampung Simpok left her son Mac Aloysious Gago with her sister’s children at her own house at about 3.30pm yesterday, to go to her farm to collect some produce.
When she returned home at 6pm, Mac was nowhere to be seen.
Failing to locate her son, even with the help of fellow villagers, Tina lodged a missing person report today.
She also revealed that the last time she saw her son, he was only wearing a pair of black shorts.
Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement revealed its Siburan station received the emergency call from the Kampung Simpok Volunteer Firefighting (PBS) team at about 3.54pm today.
Appearently, Mac was last seen playing on a bridge.
A search and rescue (SAR) operation was immediately launched, with seven firefighters from Siburan, K9 unit, 12 PBS and police personnel.
The K9 unit and firefighters began their search within a 1.7 kilometre radius down Sungai Simpok on boat, while another group took the ground route.
As at 7pm, Mac has yet to be found. — DayakDaily