By Nancy Nais
SIBU, Aug 17: A Myanmar national who jumped into the river for a swim after a haircut is feared drowned.
The victim, identified as Si Thu Htun, 21, and a colleague decided to go for a swim at 12.40pm right after his haircut on the boat that was berthed at the Jalan Ding Lik Kong wharf yesterday.
According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre (PGO), based on information collected from the employer, Si was swept away by strong currents.
His colleague tried to save him but failed as the current was very strong.
Search and Rescue (SAR) operation was launched when the alarm was raised at 1.30pm.
Divers from Bomba have been searching around a 2km radius from where he was last seen. The bottom of the river is reportedly ‘clear’.
As at 5pm today, the SAR team has yet to locate Si.— DayakDaily