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Body of boy who drowned in Ciliwung River found in Thousands Islands

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 26, 2019   /   11:27 am
Body of boy who drowned in Ciliwung River found in Thousands Islands A view of mangroves on Untung Jawa Island in Thousand Islands regency, Jakarta. (Wikimedia Commons/Taman Renyah)

The body of 8-year-old Muhammad Fikri, who drowned in the Ciliwung River in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, was found floating in Thousands Islands waters on Thursday. 

"The body was found on Thursday at around 8:15 a.m. southeast of Untung Jawa Island in Thousands Islands," East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency operational head Gatot Sulaeman said, tempo.co reported. 

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The discovery was made by officers of the Jakarta Transportation Agency who were on a speedboat heading to the Untung Jawa Island. The boat captain, Hasanudin, saw a floating body near the island and approached it. 

"He called the fire and rescue agency right away and the officers immediately recovered the body using a rescue boat," Gatot said. 

The body was taken to the National Police Hospital in Kramatjati, East Jakarta. The police then identified the body as Fikri, who had been missing since Tuesday after being carried away by a heavy current while swimming in the Ciliwung River in Kampung Melayu.

"He was found shirtless and wearing shorts," Gatot said. (vla)