POLICE LAUNCH SAR FOR MISSING 10 YEAR OLD ORANG ASLI BOY IN GERIK

ANI AWANG

GERIK, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Police launched a search and rescue operation (SAR) today for a 10-year old Orang Asli boy who went missing from his home in Kampung Agek Hulu, Sungai Temenggor near here since Wednesday.

 Gerik district police chief Supt Ismail Che Isa said the boy identified as Rawi Semari from Kampung Jarau Lama RPS Kemar was reported missing at 1 am after his uncle realised the victim was not sleeping next to his grandmother at their home.

“We were informed that Rawi has a habit of waking up in the middle of the night and going for a walk,” he said in a statement here today.

According to Ismail, police have started a SAR mission together with six policemen, seven personnel from the Gerik Fire and Rescue Department, and four personnel from the Civil Defence Force (APM) at 8 am today.

“It took the SAR team about six hours to get to the area using a boat and on foot,” he added,

-- BERNAMA