Search for Singaporean kayaker called off after 10 days

JOHOR BAHARU (Bernama) – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a Singaporean man who went missing on August 8 while on a kayaking expedition in Mersing was called off last night after rescuers failed to come up with new leads.

Johor Maritime Director Maritime First Admiral Aminuddin Abdul Rashid said the search would resume if there are new leads. “The operation was ended because there have been no new leads since the body of the woman victim was found on August 14,” he said in a statement here today.

He said the 10-day SAR operation covered searches from the air, in the sea, along the shores and on islands involving 155 personnel, and five air and 11 maritime assets from various agencies at a cost of RM431,380.