No sign of missing man, 77, as K9 unit called in to aid search

SAR personnel combing the search area for the missing man.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Sept 13: The search and rescue operation for a missing 77-year-old man continued for its second day with the Bomba K9 unit called into action today.

The elderly man was reported as missing on Sept 9 at 12.30pm after he left his house on foot heading towards Tondong from Selalang. The missing man’s son revealed his father would usually return to the house his own or will be brought back by the people staying in Selalang and Tondong.

The man’s son decided to contact the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) after the man failed to return home for two days on Sept 12.

According to a statement from the state Bomba operations centre, on the first day of the search and rescue (SAR) operation, the team determined the initial search area based on information from the victim’s family on the first day of the SAR operation.

The team is now looking to narrow the search area to facilitate SAR efforts. — DayakDaily