11-year-old boy feared drowned in Kuala Terengganu river

KUALA TERENGGANU: An 11-year-old boy is feared drowned while swimming with his younger brother and a friend in Sungai Tok Hakim, Kampung Tok Hakim here on Wednesday (Dec 27).

Kuala Terengganu fire station chief Rozizah Abni Hajar said they were alerted of the disappearance of Muhammad Harraz Ilman Mohd Syahril Redhuan by a member of the public at 4.46pm.

She said 19 personnel from the state Fire and Rescue Department were immediately dispatched to the scene to conduct a search and rescue operation (SAR).

“According to witnesses, the victim, his brother Muhammad Firas Wafiy, nine, and a friend went to swim in the river soon after the Asar prayers.

“Muhammad Firas Wafiy and his friend were saved but the victim was swept away by strong currents,” she told reporters at the scene. – Bernama