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Man swept away at Burmese Pool Waterfall found drowned

Last Update: 28/12/2018

TAIPING, Dec 28 (Bernama) – A man who was swept away by a sudden surge of water while bathing at the Burmese Pool Waterfall, near Bukit Larut, here, on Wednesday, was found drowned today.

M. Jastine, 24, was found buried in the sand by a rescue team at 10.35 am in Padang Merbok, Taman Tasik Taiping, about 200 metres from where he was swept away.

Taiping Fire and Rescue Station Operations chief Rafeel Hairul Richard said the rescue team was divided into three groups involving 10 personnel from the Taiping station, nine members of the Diving Team, three members of the Canine Unit, as well as five policemen and five members of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force.

“The victim's body has been handed over to the police for further action,” he said in a statement here today.

In the incident on Wednesday, Jastine with several members of his family had come to bath at the waterfall when he was suddenly swept away by a sudden surge of water.



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