By Hj Minor Absah
Bandar Seri Begawan – The body of Md Ali bin Brahim, 46, was found late yesterday afternoon in the Tutong River (near Kg Suran) nearby the area where his boat was found adrift by Fire and Rescue personnel.
Despite the loss, his family was relieved to have found his body, which was discovered at 3.25pm yesterday afternoon.
Police and Rescue Department received the distress call on Saturday at 8.11am. The search operation involved police personnel, police marine divers, fire and rescue services as well as the family and residents.
The wife of the deceased, Dyg Minah binti Mail, 49, when interviewed said that her husband liked to go fishing on his off-days.
She also prepared some packed food for the husband before the fateful trip. Around 9am, she was informed of the incident and rushed to the scene. She also found the packed food in the boat as evidence.
The deceased was brought to the Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Hospital Tutong for further investigation and was then buried at Kg Panjang cemetery. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin