Body of man who fell off vessel found

Search and rescue personnel carrying the body to the shore before handing it over to the police.

MARUDI: The body of a man who fell overboard from a vessel at Marudi Commercial Wharf here on Sunday (Aug 8) was found afloat in Sungai Baram on Monday (Aug 9).

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department operations centre said the body of Rajan Ranjesh, 29, an Indian national, was found about 100m from where he was reported to have fallen.

The discovery was made around 9.30am today (Aug 9). The body was immediately retrieved and handed over to the police for further action.

Also present at the scene was Marudi Fire and Rescue Station chief PPgB Maureen Sim Ah Lian.

Other agencies involved in the operations were Marudi Civil Defence Force and the People’s Volunteer Corps.