IPOH: An eight-year-old boy is feared to have drowned in a river near Teratak River View, Lubuk Hantu, Simpang Empat in Tanjung Malim.
According to Perak Fire and Rescue Department Operation assistant director Sabarodzi Nor Ahmad, they received the distress call around 5pm on Saturday (June 3)
The boy is from Sarawak and has been staying here with his family for a holiday since Friday (June 2).
At the time of the incident, he was with a family member who was attending to a younger family member.
"The boy has been identified as Edward Grang Anak Jenggut, who was swimming with his family. He was seen wearing a black swimsuit with green patterns on it.
"We are currently conducting 'surface searching' within a 30m radius where he was last seen," said Sabarodzi in a statement, adding that the search mission was also joined by nearby villagers.
"Currently there are 11 personnel and some villagers helping to find the victim," he said.