Man drowns trying to recover outboard engine which fell into sea


KOTA KINABALU: A man who tried to recover an outboard engine which fell into the sea drowned in waters off Papar about 40km from here.

The body of Muhamad Hasyidan Haris, 27, was later found under a bridge at Sungai Benoni at 6.20am Sunday (July 25) after he was reported missing by his two friends at 3.30pm on Saturday (July 24).

It was learned that the victim was fishing with two friends in waters off Papar.

As they approached the Sungai Benoni rivermouth, the outboard engine of the boat fell into the sea.

The victim dived into the water but did not re-emerge. It was believed that he might have been affected by strong currents. The two others immediately alerted authorities for help.

Kimanis Fire and Rescue Department station chief Mohd Johainin Ruslan said a boat was deployed to the area but the victim could not be located and rescue operations were called off at 7pm on Saturday.

However, the victim's body was found by the public and was handed over to the police for further action.

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