Man Drowned at Abandoned Mine

An Indonesian man aged around 25 was found dead from drowning at an abandoned mine in Bidor, Perak earlier today (May 31).

According to a spokesperson for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), an emergency call regarding the incident was received at around 6.46pm yesterday (May 30).

“A squad of six and a vehicle from the Bidor Fire and Rescue Station (BBP), along with Teluk Intan BBP’s Water Rescue Unit (PPDA) and K9 Unit were rushed to the location right after.

“Upon arrival, it was understood that the victim had drowned while fishing at the mine with his friend.

“Two boats were mobilised for the search-and-rescue (SAR) operation of 20m to 35m from the point of incident.

“The deceased victim’s remains were found at around 11.34am today, 3m away from where he was last seen.

“His remains were handed over to the police for further actions,” he explained.

The operation which ended at around 11.50am was led by Assistant Fire Superintendent (PPgB) Muhammad Asyraf Mat Isa.


Chris Teh


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