One of three missing Sarawakian anglers found dead

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

LABUAN (Bernama): One of the three Sarawakian anglers who were reported missing in Lawas waters was found dead on Tuesday (Sept 10).

The body of Yee Chon Tiong, 30, was found in the waters at 8.50 am, according to the Labuan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

The two other anglers, Faruk Arina Ahmad Sabri, 29, and Mohd Amirul Bakar, 26, are still missing.

The three anglers had set out to sea on Monday (Sept 9), and were supposed to have returned home by 6pm the same day.

Labuan MMEA enforcement chief Capt (Maritime) Che Adnan Md Isa said Faruk Arina’s wife informed the MMEA that they had set out for Pulau Sari at about 5 am yesterday.

She lodged a report after her husband did not return home by late evening.

"We launched the search-and-rescue operation at 12 am on Tuesday. The SAR operation is ongoing," he told Bernama when contacted.

He said the SAR operation also involved the marine police, Civil Defence Force and local fishermen, as well as the maritime agency of Brunei Darussalam. - Bernama

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