No sign of missing three-year-old boy on second day of SAR

A search party is seen stopping on one of the trails during the operation.

SRI AMAN, March 5: The search and rescue (SAR) operation for the missing 3-year-old boy in Pantu was postponed at 6pm today after efforts so far were unsuccessful and will be resumed tomorrow.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sri Aman in a statement disclosed the second day of the SAR operation consist of searching of a 6km-radius area by five teams, assisted by the department’s K9 Unit, covering a palm oil plantation, creek, and hilly terrain.

“The operation was put on hold for about an hour at 1pm, and resumed again at 2pm covering another 3km-radius search area.


“However, the operation was postponed for today after the efforts to track the victim was unsuccessful, and will continue again in the morning, tomorrow.”

A tracker dog and its handler took part in the search today (March 5, 2020).
The NUR alert for the missing boy.
A screenshot from a video taken by the boy’s father on the day he went missing, showing what he was wearing.

It was also noted that the SAR operation involved the participation of about 30 local villagers and personnel from other relevant authorities.

The missing boy, Patrick Igih, from Rumah Merinding, Rapak Baru in Pantu, was reported missing from an oil palm plantation in Rapak Baru, Pantu, yesterday. The victim was last seen clad in a white shirt and dark blue pants. — DayakDaily