Boat capsizes: teenager drowns

JOHOR BAHRU, A teenager drowned after the boat he was in with two others capsized in Sungai Jalan Wayang, Kampung Tembioh near Kota Tinggi today.

Kota Tinggi Fire and Rescue Station operations commander, senior fire officer Azman Jantan said the station received a distress call at 5.21 pm, following which nine personnel in two engines and an aluminium boat were sent to the scene.

However, Mohamad Zamarul Izwan Zaini, 16, was found by passers-by and a medical team at the scene pronounced him dead, he said in a statement.

The body was then handed over to the police for further action.

He said two others in the boat, Mohd Syafiq Raihan and Mohd Khairy Afdlin Khairudin, both 16, managed to swim to safety.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)