BACHOK – Two brothers are feared to have drowned while bathing with three friends off Pantai Irama (Beach of Melody) here today, according to the Bachok Fire and Rescue station.
Its chief of operations, senior fire officer II Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman, said Mohd Fidaus Mat Adam, 24, and Mohd Faiz, 19, got into difficulties at about 9 am.
“A friend of theirs, Raja Amir Hamzah, 11, was rescued by several people,” he said, adding that the two other friends managed to swim safely to shore.
Abdul Razak said seven firemen from the Bachok station and four scuba divers from the Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department started searching for the missing brothers at 9.45 am but were having difficulty due to the high waves.
The two brothers and their friends had come to the beach to spend their Chinese New Year holiday, he said. – BERNAMA