12-year-old who went missing after swimming found

SARIKEI: A girl who went missing after swimming in a river was found safe about 100 metres from her last known location on Wednesday night at Jalan Bayong/Simpang Koko, Nanga Ribong.

State Fire Department operations centre informed that the 12-year-old girl was found around 9.30pm by villagers.

Earlier on that same day, the girl went swimming with her friends, who became worried when they couldn’t find her.

The girl’s family reported her missing at 5.16pm after she failed to return home.

A team from the Sarikei fire station was immediately despatched to conduct a search and rescue (SAR) operation.