GEORGE TOWN: The body of the 24-year-old man who fell off the Penang Bridge on Thursday (Oct 7) has been found near the Swettenham Pier here.
Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director Capt Abd Razak Mohamed said they received a call at about 9.30am on Saturday (Oct 9) from a passer-by who found the body.
“MMEA sent a patrol boat to the location and discovered the body at about 10am,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
Capt Abd Razak said the body was taken to the Batu Uban police marine jetty and police have confirmed that it was the individual who fell off the Penang Bridge on Thursday.
He said the body was sent to the Penang hospital for further action and added that the search and rescue operation was called off at about 12.30pm by the Langkawi Maritime Rescue Subcentre (MRSC).
He thanked the Fire and Rescue Department and Batu Uban marine police for helping the MMEA in the operation.
The public can contact the MMEA hotline at 04-262 6146 or MERS 999 to provide information on maritime offences or emergencies.
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