Body of drowned man found in Sg Muar


MUAR: The body of a man was found a kilometre away from the Sultan Ismail Bridge here where he was last seen.

Muar Fire and Rescue Department chief Sharizal Mokhtar said the victim was believed to have drowned after falling off the bridge into Sungai Muar.

He said the Johor Operations Department Centre (PGO) received a distress call on Thursday (July 29) at 7.42am about the incident.

“We deployed 10 firefighters to the scene for the search operations,’’ Sharizal said in a statement Friday (July 30).

He said the operations also involved six policemen and four personnel from the Civil Defence and the Marine Police respectively.

Sharizal said that the water surface search covered an area of about 2km upstream from the bridge and 4km downstream.

“The body was discovered behind a school in Temiang on Friday (July 30) at around 12.15am and was brought to the Bukit Tren jetty,’’ he said.

Sharizal said the body was handed over to police for further action and the operation ended at about 1pm.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community care centre (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers and operating hours.

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