DUNGUN – The search and rescue operation for the youth who went missing while bathing at Teluk Bidara beach, near here, yesterday, is on-going.
District police chief Superintendent Ahmad Zailani Yaacub said as at 12.30pm today, the victim ,Syed Mustapha Syed Suhaimi, 18, of Kampung Durian Burung, has yet to be found.
Yesterday, the salesman and his 18-year-old cousin Syed Ali Syed Alwi, of Kampung Patali, Marang and a friend Muhammad Jalaluddin Ali Hassan @ Zakaria, 18, of Sungai Buaya, here went to the beach for bathe.
Ahmad Zailani said the victim was hit by strong current and got into idifficulties an hour later.
Both his cousin and friend could not help him and rushed to alert the villagers.
Ahmad Zailani said the search and rescue (SAR) team was immediately formed comprising policemen, firemen and personnel from other departments. – NST Online