Tuesday, May 17

Man found dead in river after call of nature


SAR team members carrying the body of Musa.

BETONG: The body of a 23-year-old man, who had been missing for two days since last Wednesday, was found on Friday, 50 metres from where he had answered the call of nature at Pengkalan Batu Kamoung Tengah in Beladin.

The man, whom police identified as Musa Hamzaini, was said to have suddenly fallen into the river and went missing since 8.15pm on Wednesday.

His body was found around 8.30am on Friday.

Those involved in the Search & Rescue (SAR) operation were Betong police, Betong Civil Defence Department, Betong Fire and Rescue as well as the local People’s Volunteers Corp.

Twenty-four men from these groups and two rescue boats were dispatched to the scene. Several concerned villagers also joined in the SAR operation.