BALIK PULAU – A camping trip for two friends turned tragic after a tree uprooted
and fell on one of them at Pantai Teluk Kampi.
Teoh Ah Thui, 66, had been camping with Teoh Guan Heng, 55, at the beach in
the vicinity of Taman Negara around 7pm yesterday when he was crushed by the
The Fire and Rescue Department in a statement said five officers who were
dispatched to the scene following an emergency call had to cut and remove the
tree bark to extricate Ah Thui’s body.
Forest rangers, civil defence and police personnel were also sent to the
location to assist, it said.
The statement said the body had been sent to Balik Pulau Hospital for post
mortem while Guan Heng who was traumatised by the incident had also been
referred to the same hospital for medical examination.
Meanwhile, Southwest police chief Supt Anuar Omar confirmed the incident and
said police would investigate the matter.