Singaporean Missing While Kayakking Near Sungkai

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IPOH – A Singaporean man is feared drowned while kayakking with six friends on
Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, 78.5 km south of here,
yesterday.

Bidor Fire and Rescue Station chief Nadzir Abd Razak said the victim, Koh
Kah Wei, 30, joined a group from Singapore for the kayaking adventure on Sungai
Tesong when his kayak overturned, causing him to thrown into the water and swept
away by the strong currents.

“His kayak hit a driftwood and overturned, throwing him into the water. His
friends tried to help but failed as the current was swift,” he said when
contacted by Bernama today.

He said the station received a call on the incident at 4.58 pm, and rushed a
a rescue team to the location.

“The swift currents, heavy rain and descending darkness rendered the search
and rescue operation (SAR) difficult. The operation resumed at 8am today with
the help of police and the Civil Defence Department,” he added.
— BERNAMA

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