3 policemen missing as patrol boat sinks in Indonesia's North Kalimantan

Three policemen went missing as a patrol boat sank in the Pulau Tibi waters in Indonesia's North Kalimantan province's district of Tanah Tidung, local media reported on Sunday.

The accident occurred during a bad weather on Saturday evening when six policemen were conducting a patrol on the Pulau Tibi waters, Chief of the Waters and Air Police Corps of the Indonesian Police, Inspector General Lotharia Latif told Detiknews on Sunday.

At 11:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, the weather started to deteriorate and at midnight until 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the boat named Kepodang-5001 lost contact.

The police later managed to contact one of the six personnel onboard, who informed their condition, Latif said.

A police team then rushed to the scene and was able to rescue three policemen while three others remained missing, he said, adding the three rescued policemen were in good conditions.

The search and rescue team is searching for the three missing personnel. 

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