Body of Australian man found in capsized boat in Langkawi

The boat with the Australian trapped inside found near the Langkawi ferry terminal in Kuah last night. (PDRM pic)

LANGKAWI: The body of an Australian man was found trapped in a capsized boat near the Langkawi ferry terminal in Kuah last night.

Langkawi district police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the man was identified as David John, 81.

He said ferry captain Mohamad Elvin Tieng Abdullah, who was transporting passengers from the Kuala Perlis ferry terminal to the Langkawi ferry terminal, spotted the capsized boat at about 11.20pm.

Fire and Rescue personnel retrieved the body, which was trapped in the boat, and sent it to Sultanah Maliha Hospital for a post-mortem.