Bad weather halts SAR for missing boy

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LAWAS: Day Three of the search and rescue (SAR) operation for a six-year-old boy feared drowned at Kampung Siang-Siang Laut here came to an early end due to harsh weather conditions.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre said SAR operations could not be carried out in the morning due to strong currents and the water level rising as high as 10m.

“This could endanger the rescue team. In the afternoon, the search was only conducted in the nearby area because the water current was still strong.

“As at 4pm, the water current was still strong and the SAR operation was postponed,” Bomba said on Thursday (Aug 26).

In the incident on Tuesday (Aug 24), the boy was reported to be taking a bath in the river located behind his house.

He was accompanied by his mother and siblings before his absence was noticed by his elder sister.

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