KUALA BERANG (Bernama) – A Form Four student has been reported missing after taking part in a marathon race in Sekayu on Saturday, police said.
Hulu Terengganu Police chief DSP Hussin Deraman said Ahmad Rafikin Azman (Bernama photo, below), 16, did not complete the Gunung Gajah Terom Marathon and his father, Azman Othman, 50, lodged a police report at about 6pm.
Azman had earlier notified the organiser when he could not find Ahmad Rafikin, a student of Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Mahmud, Kuala Terengganu, whom he had come to fetch at about 3pm after the race, he said.
All the other 32 participants had returned by that time.
“After waiting for some time, Azman, who is an assistant director at the Terengganu Education Department, made the police report, Hussin said.
It is learnt that Ahmad Rafikin had passed the night of Oct 31 in a tent at the location and that he had left his mobile telephone at home.
A search was launched by a 42-member team comprising personnel from the Fire and Rescue Service, Police and People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) as well as villagers.
Meanwhile, Mohd Rafi Kori of the race secretariat said Ahmad Rafikin had passed the first checkpoint of the race for the Junior 12-km category at 9.26am but did not complete the race.