Missing angler found drowned in Sungai Perak

A man who was reported missing while fishing at  Sungai Perak on Sunday was found floating in the river at 10am today.

Kuala Kangsar district police chief Supt Abdul Gaffar Muhammad said Sofian Sani Razali,58, of Taman Jerlun, Kuala Kangsar was found by a member of public.

He said the body found not far from the bridge was then sent to Kuala Kangsar Hospital for a post-mortem.

The Kuala Kangsar District Council retiree who lived near the river had gone fishing at 5.45pm and believed to have been swept away by strong currents.

The Fire and Rescue Department which launched a search soon after the report was lodged failed to find the senior citizen.

– Bernama