KUANTAN, May 28 (Bernama) -- A 20-year-old who had gone to the Bekelah
Forest Reserve in Paya Bungor, near Gambang with his friends for a picnic
yesterday afternoon, drowned while swimming at the recreational site.
The body of the victim, who drowned at 11.30am, was found at 5.05pm
yesterday by a search and rescue team from the Fire and Rescue Department from
Kuantan, Taman Tas and Gebeng.
According to Pahang CID Liaison Officer ASP Noor Asyikin, the victim, Mohd
Hafeez Bahari from Kampung Jawa, Kuantan had gone to the recreational site with
seven of his friends for a picnic.
"While they were playing in the water, the victim was seen struggling in the
water but attempts by his friends to save him was unsuccessful," she told
Bernama here, today.
"The victim''s body was sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan
for a post-mortem," she added.
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