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Sunday, November 7, 2010
Man drowns trying to save wife
A man drowned while attempting to rescue his new bride after both of them were swept away by strong currents during a family picnic at a recreational spot in Kampung Pasir Kubur, Sungai Lembing here on Friday. It is learnt that Mohd Hazrul Abdul Jalil, 26, had taken his wife Norfaridah Mohd Amin, 26, together with his mother and younger brother, Mohd Helmi, 25, to the spot for a picnic at 10.30am.
Relating the incident, Helmi said his brother and his wife had gone for a dip at the deeper end of a river flowing by when they were suddenly swept away by strong currents.
"My brother tried to push his wife up to the surface before they were swept away to a shallow part of the river where passers-by hauled them up to the river's bank," he said.
He added that one of the passers-by performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on his brother, but paramedics who arrived soon pronounced him dead.
The wife escaped unhurt.
Helmi said his brother, who worked at the Farmers' Organisation Authority in Perak, married Norfaridah, last month.
The body was taken to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for a post-mortem.
Kuantan police chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd Jasmani Yusof, when contacted, confirmed the incident. -- Bernama