Bodies of two missing fishermen found

Idris-Samsuri-nelayanMALACCA: Police have found two bodies believed to be that of the fishermen who went missing while fishing near Kesang Laut in Johor yesterday.

Tangkak District Police chief Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said the police had yet to identify the two bodies.

“The first body was found within 3.5 nautical miles from Parit Kassim, Muar, by a marine police boat at 5.20pm and arrived at Muar marine police jetty at 6.45pm,” he said when contacted by Bernama here.

Mohad Idris said that the second body was found by the Fire and Rescue Department team at 6pm and taken to the Muar marine police jetty at 7.10pm.

The body was found 10 nautical miles from the Pengkalan Nelayan Kesang Laut jetty.

He said the two bodies had been sent to Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar.

“We will call the victims’ family members to identify the bodies as soon as possible,” he said.