SAR ops for missing army commando resumes in Melaka

MELAKA: The search and rescue (SAR) operation to look for a missing army commando feared drowned along the shoreline of Pulau Undam, off the coast here is currently underway.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Melaka/Negri Sembilan director Maritime Captain Iskandar Ishak said the soldier was believed to have gone missing while on combat diving training about 0.7 nautical mile from Pulau Undan coastline here on Tuesday (Feb 7).

"We activated our SAR at 5.15pm on Tuesday (Feb 7) at the site.

"The SAR also involved aerial surveillance with the help of aircraft," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 8).

He said several other agencies have joined MMEA on the SAR operations, which resumed at 8am on Wednesday.

On Feb 7, the victim identified as L/KPL Edrin Baintim, 25, went missing while on training off the Umbai coast in Merlimau here.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Search and Rescue , Ops , Melaka , Commando , Missing , Drowned , MMEA


Next In Nation

Sabah Umno election meeting receives commotion reports, says Bung
Just smoke and mirrors: Old 'ghost prank' by fireman resurfaces on social media
Motorist killed in accident with trailer at Kunak
Malaysian Bar has roughly 21,570 members
Floods: Number of victims in Batu Pahat drops to 7,972
Pasir Gudang City Council suffers RM250,000 in damages to cable thefts
Malaysian Youth Index needs to be raised, says Zahid
POIC Lahad Datu to be Sabah's first free trade zone
Up to 60% discount on traffic summonses offered until end of March
Wait till end March before ending current foreign worker quota system, govt urged

Others Also Read