A 6-year-old, Murut boy drowned while in a picnic with family at Kampung Amo river area in Temburong District, yesterday morning. The operation to search for Ethan Raphael bin Henderias, began at 1 in the afternoon after Rataie Fire Station received a call at 11:48 in the morning.
Family member tried to save the victim, but failed due to the rapid current. Operation to search for the victim involved 12 personnel of Temburong District Fire and Rescue Department, G Operation; 4 personnel of Diver Unit from C Operation Branch; 6 police personnel of Temburong District; and 2 paramedics from Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam Temburong Hospital. The victim was found at 2:32 in the afternoon by the public who assisted in the search operation at around 30 metres from the area where the victim drowned. The victim was brought to Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam Hospital for further investigation.
Source: Radio Television Brunei