Published on July 26th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Missing Person Found In Drowned MPV 10 Months Later
Could the victim have been saved if the vehicle had been tracked?
Yesterday, Dr. Kamarul Ariffin Nor Sadan shared with us that a drowned MPV was found along with the driver still in the vehicle, in a river near Kuantan in Pahang.
The victim was confirmed to have been reported missing ten months ago and was said to have left from Johor headed to Terengganu.
Dr. Kamarul and all of us offer our deepest condolences to the victim and their family in this dark time.
As for the case of this missing individual, it is said to have happened as a result of the accident taking place in a location where there were no witnesses and in a protected area (rivers, ravines, etc.)
While accidents like this are tragic, they can be prevented. We can all take some easy steps to prevent accidents like this from happening.
These steps are especially useful when one is driving alone on long trips or at night primarily in less populated areas.
This can all be done on WhatsApp by updating our live location. Make sure your WhatsApp application is fully updated first. Here is how to do it:
1. Start up your WhatsApp application and choose the person or group you wish to share your live location with
2. At the top right of the keypad, click on the paperclip (share) icon
3. Click on “location”
4. Click on “live location”
5. Select the appropriate amount of time (slightly longer than your total journey time) you would like to share your location for
And that’s it. Your location will be updated as you travel and you can stop sharing it once you have safely reached your destination.
As for the trusted party which your friend who is travelling has shared their location with, if they do not move for a suspicious amount of time, call them immediately to confirm their current status.
If the driver cannot be contacted or if their location stops transmitting without an explanation for an extended period of time, it may be time to consider informing the authorities.
We hope this helps and remember to always stay safe both on and off the road. Thank you Dr. Kamarul for providing us with this information.