Mohd Zainol’s body being carried to the SAR control post.Mohd Zainol’s body being carried to the SAR control post.

KUCHING: The body of a boy who fell from the Kampung Buntal jetty here last Monday was recovered at 3.50pm yesterday.

The 11-year-old boy, identified as Mohd Zainol Arif Jailani, went fishing with his friends in the river near his home. It is believed that after he fell, he was swept away by strong currents.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, his body was found by villagers who were searching for sea food at the estuary about 2.5 kilometres from the Search and Rescue (SAR) control post.

The body was handed over to the police and then taken to the Sarawak General Hospital for post-mortem.