The first body of a victim from the Sebuyau helicopter crash has been retrieved and brought over the Sebuyau dock.

The search and rescue (SAR) team who had earlier traversed the Batang Lupar river to search the area for victims and debris, returned with the body.

The body is believed to have been found near where helicopter debris were recovered, some 15 kilometres away towards inland from the dock.

The body has been sent to the Kuching General Hospital for post-mortem.

Photo : NSTP and Fire and Rescue Dept.