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Rescuers Find Body Of Third Drowning Victim

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BACHOK – Rescuers today found the body of a boy who had drowned along with his father and a brother yesterday during a family outing at the Sri Telong Beach here.

They came across the body of Wan Ukkasyah Wan Halem, 12, at about 6.30 am at a point about 200 metres from where he had gone missing in the sea along with his father Wan Halem Wan Mustapha, 44, and brother Wan Muhammad Muzzaimmil, seven, at 2.30 pm.

Bachok District Police deputy chief ASP Azmi Mokhtar said Wan Ukkasyah’s body had been sent to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Bharu.

Wan Halem, who was from Bunut Payong, Kota Bharu, had brought his family to the beach for a picnic yesterday.

Wan Halem’s two other sons, Wan Muhammad Omar, 11, and Wan Muhammad Musab, eight, were rescued by villagers. Wan Halem drowned when he went to rescue his children. – BERNAMA

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