The people who love you will do anything in their power to find you if you ever go missing and that is exactly what this family is doing. A man named Lee Chong Loong was reported missing last week after he was last seen jet-skiing in Sarawak. A search and rescue (SAR) operation was launched on Saturday (17th September).
According to Lundu’s Civil Defence Force (APM) officer Lieutenant Rabuan Zulkeflee, the 46-year-old victim was testing out his jet ski with a friend in the waters of Talang Talang Islands but unfortunately, the victim did not return to shore. His family is now offering a generous reward to whoever can find him.
In a poster that’s currently going viral, Lee Chong Long’s family members are offering a reward of RM30k to individuals who manage to find him and RM150k if the victim is found alive. “We urge the public to come forward (and work) together with our team (to help) the search as soon as possible,” said his family on the poster. So far, the only thing that was found was the victim’s jet ski.
According to the poster, the missing man was last seen wearing a long-sleeved shirt and black trousers and also has tattoos on his body. It was previously reported that Chong Loong was riding his jet ski and enjoying the weather with his friend before going back to shore. On their way back, however, the friend noticed that the victim was no longer visible. He then filed a report after not being able to find him while he was still out at sea.
The SAR operation entered its 5th day yesterday (Wednesday, 21st September) but the victim has yet to be found. Lundu Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) Operations Officer, Senior Fire Officer 1 Jaree Mohamad stated that several SAR members have conducted searches using rescue boats around the Talang Talang Islands, Trombol beach, Tanjung Serpan, and Muara Buntal until 5:30pm yesterday. The operation is said to resume today (Thursday, 22nd September).
At the time of writing this article, there are no new updates from representatives of the search and rescue team. If you have any information on the victim’s whereabouts, please call the numbers on the posters; 019-855 3333, 016-887 2000, or 014-688 8838. May the victim safely return to his family.