Body of missing angler in Pedu Lake found

ALOR SETAR: The body of a man who was feared to have drowned after his boat capsized at Pedu Lake Dam, near Kuala Nerang on Thursday (May 16), was found on Sunday (May 19).

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department Zone 1 head Ahmad Aminuddin Abd Rahim said the body of the man in his 50s was found floating at 8.05am.

"The department received an emergency call at 6.20pm on Thursday regarding a drowning incident involving two male victims who were fishing in the lake by boat.

"However, one of the anglers, a 55-year-old male, was rescued by members of the public while the other victim was believed to be drowned,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

He said the search operation which started on Thursday, also involved the tracker dog unit (K-9), the Water Rescue Team Unit (PPDA) from the Jitra and Sungai Petani fire stations and members from the Kuala Nerang fire station.

"The body was found floating within a radius of 1.5km from the scene where he was last seen and was handed over to the police and will be taken to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, for post-mortem,” he said.- Bernama

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