Search underway after ‘body’ spotted off Semporna


KOTA KINABALU: A search operation is underway after a “body” was reported floating off Semporna on Monday (July 11).

The Fire and Rescue Department mentioned that the police acquired data from a tour boat operator at 1.18pm.

“As of now, we do not have information on this person as this was based on a tour boat operator claiming of seeing a human body floating in the waters.

“The Fire and Rescue team is assisting the General Operation Force (GOF) in the search operation,” it said.

“A search was done within a 4km radius between Pulau Selakan and Pulau Tetagan but authorities have not located the victim,” mentioned the Department.

It added that the operation was postponed at 5pm because of climate situations and can resume on Tuesday (July 12) morning.

Meanwhile, the search and rescue operation for a 25-year-old man who’s feared drowned at Tenom has entered its third day.

He was initially reported lacking on Saturday (July 9).

Alphonius @Ebon Ambabai was earlier reported to have been washed away by currents as he tried to cross Sungai Padas at Kuala Tomani to fish with nets.

A Department spokesperson mentioned that the 4 groups have been looking alongside the river financial institution at a four-kilometre radius from the place the sufferer was reported lacking.

“The victim has yet to be found. The search was halted at 5.10pm and will be continued on Tuesday,” mentioned the spokesperson.

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