Body of capsized boat victim found

KUALA PERLIS, Oct 19 — The body of a teenaged victim of a boat which capsized in the waters off Kuala Sanglang-Kuala Perlis yesterday was found at 10.10 am today.

The body of Abdul Shakair Abdul Rahman, 18, was by a boat from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

Kangar district police chief DSP Wari Kiew said the victim, from Kampung Mengkuang Layar, Utan Aji, went to the sea to fish with a friend when their boat was hit by huge waves and capsized.

The friend, Muhamad Izwan Hamdan, 28, managed to hold on to the capsized boat and was rescued by fishermen about half an hour later.

A search and rescue operation was mounted after a report on the boat capsize was made.

The search and rescue team comprised various agencies, including the Marine Police and the Kuala Sungai Baru Fishermen’s Association.  — Bernama

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