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JOHOR BARU, Dec 1, 2015:

The search and rescue (SAR) team have found the body of the missing disabled teenager in the waters off Lido Beach along Jalan Skudai here today.

The 16-year-old male victim was found floating nearby by the SAR team at 10.03am, about two hours after the team continued its operations this morning.

A Johor Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said the victim’s body was brought ashore for initial verification.

“The victim’s body was then sent to Sultanah Aminah Hospital for a post-mortem,” said the spokesperson.

Yesterday, the disabled victim was feared to have drowned after he slipped and fell into the sea at the walkway ledge along Lido Beach at 9.15pm.

A team from the Johor Baru fire station was immediately despatched to the scene after receiving a distress call at 9.18pm.

However, the operation could not take place due to the low tide as the SAR team could not lower the boats. The operation was called off until today.

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