Search for missing elderly woman in Betong continues

A Bomba photo showing a villager pointing to a search area with Bomba personnel during today’s search and rescue operation.

KUCHING (August 4): The search and rescue (SAR) operation for the 75-year-old woman who went missing in Betong continues today, after she was unable to return home from her farm near Sungai Pengerit Layar in Betong since yesterday.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) said in a statement that the SAR operation was being carried out today by three groups, comprising rescuers from the Betong Fire Station, the Malaysian Department of Civil Defence, the police and 40 villagers.

The SAR operation is today concentrated within a radius of 500 meters from the temporary Bomba command post towards an oil palm plantation, with two other groups searching the riverbank within a radius of 1 km from the command post.

Bomba’s K9 unit Daisy also joins the search today to help track down the scent of the victim identified as Singar Dunggou.

Yesterday, the search party was split into two groups, with the first group searching along the Sungai Pasan Bridge to Nanga Sungai Pasan.

The second group searched from Rumah Panjang Mara to Sungai Penerit Bridge.

Brandon D. James