Body of fisherman recovered

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  • Monday, 05 Mar 2007

THE marine police have found the body of missing fisherman, Rashid Yusop, 49, whose boat capsized off Pulau Kendi on Feb 25. 

The body was spotted at 5.30pm on Friday by a group of fishermen fishing near Pantai Sungai Acheh in Penang.  

Northern region marine police operational officer Asst Supt Fadziya Mat said the marine police, when alerted, sent out a search team and found the decomposing body about 15 nautical miles from where Rashid’s boat had capsized. 

The body has been sent to Penang Hospital for a post mortem. 

Rashid from Pantai Remis, Perak, and his friend, Mohd Salleh Saat, 46, were tossed into the sea when their boat capsized due to stormy waters last Monday.  

However, Salleh was rescued soon after the incident happened and was warded at the Penang Hospital. 

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