BELAGA – A teacher is feared to have drowned after falling into the Rajang River in Punan Bah, about 65km downstream of the Belaga town yesterday afternoon.
Michael Usat Emang, 59, fell into the river after the boat he was travelling in with his wife, hit a log.
Belaga police chief DSP Melay Tinggom in a statement via WhatsApp today said the victim and his wife were on their way back to SK Nanga Telawan after attending a funeral in Punan Sama when the mishap occurred.
“The victim was washed away by the strong river current. His wife, however, managed to swim to safety,” Melay said.
The search and rescue operation to find the man is still ongoing with cooperation from the Belaga police force, People’s Volunteer Corps, Belaga Volunteer Fire Brigade and longhouse residents. – BERNAMA