Body of two-year-old drowned boy at Pulau Bai, Sandakan found


KOTA KINABALU: The remains of a two-year-old boy were found floating by villagers from Pulau Bai here on Saturday (July 10) morning, says the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

The MMEA said that the body of Mohamad Fairul Iman Fairus was seen floating about one nautical mile north of the island at approximately 6.30am.

The finding of Mohamad Fairul’s body comes after authorities were alerted to the boy’s disappearance from his house on Friday (July 9) afternoon, said Sandakan zone MMEA Maritime Captain Zainudin Mohd Zuki.

He said the search-and-rescue operation five sectors involving 27 square nautical miles, involving five sea assets from MMEA, police, Navy, Fire and Rescue Department as well as the Civil Defence Force.

“The victim’s body was found floating by villagers this morning (Saturday) and was sent over to the victim’s family for verification. The body has been brought over to the mainland by his father and handed over to the police for further action,” he added.

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