GEORGE TOWN: The body of the 33-year-old man who was believed to have fallen from the Penang Bridge was found floating in the area on Thursday (Oct 28) morning.
State MMEA director Capt Abd Razak Mohamed said the Penang Malaysia Maritime operation centre received a call from the MMEA search and rescue (SAR) post about the discovery of a floating body by Fire and Rescue Department personnel at about 10.40am
"The body of the man was brought to the Batu Uban marine police jetty before it was taken to the Sungai Nibong police station for identification by a relative of the victim," he said in a statement Thursday.
Capt Abd Razak said the body was sent to the Penang Hospital for further action and added that the search and rescue operation was called off at about 1.20pm by the Langkawi Maritime Rescue Subcentre (MRSC).
However, he said the SAR operation for a 20-year-old man who was feared to have drowned after falling from the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge on Tuesday (Oct 26) is continuing for a third day.
He thanked the Fire and Rescue Department and Batu Uban marine police for helping the MMEA in the operation.
The public can contact the MMEA hotline at 04-262 6146 or MERS 999 to provide information on maritime offences or emergencies.
Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service at 03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392; Talian Kasih at 15999 or 019-261 5999; Jakim’s (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre at 0111-959 8214; and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur at 03-7627 2929 or go to befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers nationwide and operating hours, or email email@example.com.