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Body of one of two missing fishermen found

Last Update: 26/05/2019

JOHOR BAHRU, May 26 (Bernama) -- The search and rescue (SAR) operation team today found a body believed to be one of two fishermen who were reported missing in the waters off Pulau Pisang, near Pontian, on Thursday.

Johor MMEA director First Admiral Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said the body was found floating in the waters off Tanjung Laboh, Batu Pahat, at 8.15am.

“The body was found by the SAR team from Batu Pahat Maritime zone at 23.5 nautical miles northwest from the location of the missing victims,” Aminuddin said in a statement here today.

He said the process of identification of the body would be carried out by the victim’s family members.

On Thursday, fishermen Mohd Yusni Mohd Yusof, 43, and his cousin, Mohd Khair Ismail, 38, went to the sea to catch fish but failed to return home.

Worried, their families lodged a police report on the following day, and the SAR operations were mobilised involving the MMEA, the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), the Fire and Rescue Department, the Marine Police Force and local fishermen.




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