Jakir Hossain, master of the ‘MV Faxfala’, said co-workers noticed someone falling off the pontoon in the evening.

As Farid was missing since the incident, a team of divers from the concerned station rushed to the spot and recovered the body beneath the pontoon, said Belal Uddin, assistant director at Barishal Fire Service and Civil Defence department.

The body was handed over to Master Jakir later, he added.