Saturday January 26, 2013
Duo find child’s body floating next to boat at jetty in Port Klang
PORT KLANG: Two fishermen at the Kampung Sireh jetty read about a young boy who went missing, and when they discovered a child's body floating next to a boat, their hearts sank.
“No child should have died this way,” said Satarudin Kamal, 45.
Satarudin and his friend Yusof Osman, 53, had gone to the jetty to check on their boats well after 6pm on Thursday, and were shocked to find a boy's highly decomposed remains floating next to his boat.
The fishermen in the area were sad to learn that the remains were that of missing six-year-old William Yau Zhen Zhong.
“We had been reading about William's disappearance in the newspapers and when we saw the body, our hearts sank.
“The parents must be going through great sadness, and we feel their pain,” Satarudin said.
Yusof recounted how they tied the body to the jetty to prevent it from floating away.
They then quickly reported the matter to the Port Klang police, who arrived at the scene at about 8pm followed by a forensic team.
“The remains were taken to the hospital at about 10pm after the forensic team had finished their investigations,” said Yusof.
Satarudin said the boy's remains were the second body found at the jetty this year.
The first body, that of a heavily tattooed man, was found on Jan 4.
“Last year alone we fished out about eight bodies at the jetty,” added Satarudin.
Yusof said 16 bodies had been found floating in the water surrounding the jetty in less than 10 years.
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