Rescuers retrieve body of man accidentally shot dead by brother in hunting trip

Rescuers securing the body on a stretcher. – Dayak Daily photo.

THE Fire and Rescue Department has retrieved the body of a man, 55, believed to have been accidentally shot  by his brother during a hunting expedition near Kampung Stenggang, Jalan Bau-Lundu early this morning.

Bau Fire Station Chief Tawang Lingem said the deceased, identified as Nohen Pates, said rescues reached the location at 1.20am today.

“It took Bomba personnel around 20 minutes to reach the opening by a river where the deceased was found with buckshot wounds to his chest,” said Tawang in a statement today, Borneo Post reported.

His department received a distress call at 11.47pm last night.

A team from the Bau fire station was dispatched to the scene at 1.20am and started the operation together with five villagers and five police personnel.

The body of the deceased was then carried out of the jungle with a bucket stretcher.

The body has since been handed over to the Bau district police for further action and the operation ended at 2.48am.