SAR operations end as police recover body of drowned Indian national


SIBU, July 23: The search and rescue operation for an Indian national feared drowned five days ago ended on Wednesday (July 22).

Sibu District deputy police chief , Supt Collin Babat said the body of the 21-year-old general worker of a shipping company was found at 11am yesterday in Batang Lassa by his colleague.

His colleague, Sigat Agok, 57, was relaxing in a jetty in Kampung Serbian, Batang Lassa with a friend when he saw the corpse drifting in the water

“He then tied the left leg of the body to the jetty as he feared it would drift away,” said Supt Collin.

The body was later lifted up from the water by Daro police who were assisted by members of the public.

The body was identified by Sigat at Sibu Hospital who confirmed to be that of the victim based on his clothes and bracelet.

Supt Collin said there was no injury on the body.

The victim had fallen down into the water while pulling up the rope of the vessel at 10am on July 29 in Tanjung Banyok.—DayakDaily