Thursday, December 8, 2011

Man lost but then found by Facebook

A mentally unsound man has been found, thanks to Facebook thus putting an end to his family’s anxieties.

Reported missing on Friday from Tabuan Laru, he was discovered walking along Jalan Kuching-Serian at KM30 here yesterday, some 27km away.

Lau Lik Huat, 40, only had his pants on when found, and a nearby resident was the first to spot him and contact his family.

A police report was lodged at around 8am on the day, and security personnel at a private hospital in Stutong did see a man loitering around the area but thought nothing of it.

Lau’s family posted his photo on social networking site Facebook, appealing for help which proved to be a stroke of genius when they received a call from the eagle-eyed resident.

According to brother Lik Ching, 27, this was the fourth time that Lau had ventured away from home.

“My brother has a problem with his right eye. He did not put on any clothes when he went out (at around 5am) and we were so worried.”