SAR operation deployed after teenager falls into river in Kuala Tatau

Firefighters and the local folks are seen on their boat scouring the the river during the SAR operation today (Jan 18, 2021).

KUCHING, Jan 18: A search and rescue (SAR) operation was deployed after a 14-year-old boy was reported to have fallen into a river near Kampung Hilir in Kuala Tatau, Bintulu today.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation centre, in a statement today said, they received a report regarding the incident at 1.28 pm and a team of three firefighters led by PBT Jankey Jikat was rushed to the location.

“The SAR operation started at 2 pm today, where a surface searching method was used by firefighters covering a two-nautical mile radius,” it said.

The SAR operation, which were joined by the local folks, was halted at 6 pm and will resume tomorrow. — DayakDaily