Rafli’s Existence Is Still Mysterious, After Disappearing at Karangpapak Beach


FKSD personnel of Sukabumi Regency are conducting a search around the location of the missing elementary school student, M Rafli (12) at Karangpapak Beach. Photo: Antara/HO-Sarda, Sukabumi Regency

jpnn.com, SUKABUMI – The search for elementary school student (SD) M Rafli who drowned on Karangpapak Beach, Sukabumi Regency, which was carried out by the joint SAR team, did not produce any results until Sunday (31/10) evening.

This happens due to being hampered or constrained by bad weather.

“During the search process, it rained heavily and the waves reached a height of two meters, therefore we decided to postpone the search because until it got dark there was no sign of the victim’s whereabouts,” said the Head of the Jakarta Search and Rescue Office as the SAR Mission Coordinator. (SMC).Hendra Sudirman in Sukabumi, Sunday.

According to the information gathered, a marine accident on Karangpapak Beach, Karangpapak Village, Cisolok District, which caused a 12-year-old child whose house is not far from the location of the incident, namely Cimarinjung Tengah Village, RT 04/01, occurred on Sunday, (31/10) at around 06.00 WIB.

The victim was carried away by the ocean currents after playing soccer with his friends and decided to swim on the beach where suddenly big waves came and dragged Rafli’s body to the middle.

Coast guards who tried to provide help were unable to reach him and the victim disappeared and drowned in the waves.

According to Hendra, the joint SAR team conducted a search by dividing the SAR operation area into two. The first team conducted a search by combing in the middle of the sea with a radius of two miles from the scene using rubber boats and speed boats belonging to the Sukabumi Police Resort Police.

Meanwhile, the second team conducted a visual search on land along the shoreline with a radius of 2 km from the location where the victim was last seen before disappearing and sinking into the sea.

The joint SAR team conducted a search for Rafli by dividing the two operating areas at the location.


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