Search continues for missing foreigner

|     James Kon     |

THE search and rescue operation for the Nepalese man who fell into the Brunei River near the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge continued yesterday.

The man was reported missing after he fell into the river on Friday.

The Fire and Rescue Department personnel from the Diving Unit and Sungai Kebun Fire Station are conducting the search operation for the missing man.

Commanding Officer of ‘D’ Operation Branch Senior Superintendent of Fire Rescue Abdul Hadi Zulfadli bin Haji Yahya said the man was thrown into the Brunei River after two boats collided.

Another passenger sustained injuries on his right finger.

An Incident Command Post has been set up at the Sungai Kebun Fire Station.

The Fire and Rescue Department reminded the public, especially boat operators, tourists, fishermen and passengers of boats, to always wear life jackets and switch on a light while at night and during bad weather.

The public can contact the fire and rescue emergency line on 995.

The search and rescue operation. – JAMES KON