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.

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