Saturday, 19 January 2019

Matahari Founder Found Stuck Face Down in Ciliwung River  

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  • Hari Darmawan, Founder of Matahari Department Store.

    Hari Darmawan, Founder of Matahari Department Store.

    TEMPO.CO, Bogor - Hari Darmawan’s body, 77 years old, entrepreneur and founder of Matahari Department Store, was found in a facedown condition, stuck on rocks in Ciliwung River. It was found on the border between Leuwimalang Village and Jogjogan, Cisarua District, Bogor Regency.

    Bogor Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Andi Muhammad Dicky said Hari Darmawan's body was found after ten hours of a combined search and rescue (SAR) team from Bogor Police, TNI and SAR team conducted a search.

    “When the victim's body was found stuck in the rock, which is about 100 meters from the location when he fell into the river and lost, carried by the current,” he said.

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    Based on the information, the body was first discovered by Deni Sudiana, a SAR team who conducted a long search with four of his colleagues, “The officer walked along the Ciliwung River by foot, while the other team ran along the river by rubber boat,” he said.

    After walking 15 minutes from the first location, the SAR team saw the body stuck in the rock in facedown condition on Saturday morning, at around 6:30.

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    Officers also evacuate the body from the river, then taken to Ciawi Regional General Hospital. “After the autopsy, the family took the body to the funeral home in TWM Cilember Village, Cisarua, Bogor regency," he said.