PORT DICKSON, Malaysia - A group of fishermen out at sea claimed to have found what looked like a life raft some 10 nautical miles off the resort town here.
They claimed to have discovered the life-raft object with the words "Boarding" printed on it at about noon on Tuesday.
Fisherman Azman Mohamad, 40, said they immediately notified the authorities upon making the discovery.
"We have been following the news of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight and were concerned if this could have been a life raft from the aircraft," he said, adding that a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel form Kuala Linggi in Malacca was immediately dispatched to the area.
Azman said the fishermen managed to secure the raft to their boat while waiting for the MMEA team.
However, the life raft had sunk when it was being handed over to the MMEA officials.
An MMEA official when contacted confirmed the report and said that investigations were under way.