SAR operation launched for missing man in Santubong waters

Firefighters are seen deploying assets from the fishery jetty in Santubong, to assist the SAR operation.

KUCHING, Jan 4: A Search and Rescue (SAR) operation was launched for a 59-year-old man who was reported as missing in Santubong waters on Sunday (Jan 3).

The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement today, revealed it had received a call for assistance from Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak at 9.25pm yesterday.

According to the statement which is based on a report, the missing man, Samsudin Bedan, is believed to have left his house in Santubong, at 5.50am on Jan 3, to deliver a boat to Kampung Lundu.

“The man however, did not turn up in Lundu, and failed to be contacted. The local villagers have also searched around the Kuala Lundu areas,” it said.

Samsudin Bedan

The statement noted, Lundu fire station personnel were deployed to conduct a joint-search together with the local villagers around Lundu waters and shorelines.

At the same time, 10 firefighters from the Petra Jaya fire station led by PBK II Nooruldin Talap, and Operation Commander PKPgB Azaharul Sahari, were also deployed to a control post set up at the fisheries jetty near the Santubong bridge.

“The search will focus on the Santubong waters, all the way to Satang and Talang-Talang island,” the statement added. — DayakDaily