The rescue team with the body.

KUCHING: A sexagenarian, who was reported missing in Kampung Tanjung, Limbang, was found dead by rescuers a few hours later.

According to a statement from the Fire and Rescue Department Thursday, 63-year-old Liam Tikas was found dead, believed to have been bitten by a snake near a bush not far from an orchard.

A search and rescue (SAR) team, led by senior Fire and Rescue officers II Zakaria Mat Nor and Mohd Ali Mohd Salleh, was formed following a distress call received at 2.30pm.

“The firefighters found him near an orchard area at 4.20pm,” added the statement. The victim was handed over to the police for further action.

The rescue team with the body.