Elderly man feared drowned

The missing man.

JULAU: An elderly man is feared drowned after he was reported to have fallen into the river while boarding a boat at Rumah Gerasi, Nanga Mujok last Sunday.

District police chief DSP Andam Sulin Brayun when contacted, confirmed that the incident happened around 4.30pm.

DSP Andam Sulin Brayun

“The 75-year-old victim was boarding a boat when he suddenly fell into the river and later swept away by the strong current.

“Bintangor firemen as well as several police officers have been despatched to the scene by boats,” he told.

It was told that it takes about three hours to reach the longhouse via the river.

Apart from that, there is no network coverage at the scene.

As at press time, the victim is yet to be found.