Body of man found in river near Perak-Pahang border

IPOH: The body of a man has been found in a river near the Perak-Pahang state border at 3.40pm on Saturday (Sept 30).

Cameron Highlands district police chief DSP Azri Ramli said the body could not be retrieved due to the rough terrain in the area and needed to be airlifted out.

He said a helicopter from the Air Operations Force is expected to arrive at 9am on Sunday (Oct 1) to retrieve the body.

"The identification process and an autopsy will be performed as soon as the body arrives at Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital in Cameron Highlands," he said in a statement late Saturday.

Azri urged those with information to contact the operations room at 05-491 5999 or the nearest police station.

He also called on the public not to share unverified information via social media.

Earlier on Saturday, Azri said that the search and rescue operation (SAR) area for a Indian tourist who went missing on Sept 22 while climbing Gunung Jasar, in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands had been expanded beyond the Perak border.

The sixth day of the search mission on Saturday involved 101 officers and members from various agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Nandan Suresh Nadkarni, 44, was reported missing after climbing Gunung Jasar on Sept 22.

The victim had checked in at the Hikers Sleep Port Guest House, Tanah Rata on Sept 19 and was supposed to check out on Sept 24.

Based on closed-circuit television footage obtained from around the Tanah Rata area, the victim left the hotel alone on Sept 22 to hike up Gunung Jasar's trail 10. – Bernama

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