Body of missing toddler found near Perak river

IPOH - The body of an 18-month-old toddler has been found, a day after he went missing near the riverbank of the Sungai Beruas in Sitiawan.

Muhammad Aqed Dariz Haraf Gilbert's body was found yesterday morning not far from his grandmother's house by the river in Kam­pung Pulau Kabung.

Manjung OCPD Asst Comm Teng­ku Mohd Zailan Tengku Ahmad said the boy's mother described him as an active child and that she had often told her family members to keep an eye on him.

She was worried that her son would wander around and had feared for his safety in view of the rainy season and the house's proxi­mity to the river.

Personnel from the Fire and Res­cue Department and a K9 unit had earlier searched a nearby forest in search of the boy.