11-year-old drowns in Kuantan public swimming pool

T. N. ALAGESH

KUANTAN: An 11-year-old boy drowned in a public swimming pool at Kompleks Wisma Belia in Indera Mahkota here, yesterday.

Mohd Najmi Syafiq Afendi was in the 1m-deep pool with several family members at 5pm before it was noticed that he was motionless.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Salleh said the victim died in the pool and ruled out negligence by the pool management.

"Police have recorded statements from the victim's family, including his brother, who was near him in the pool.

"An investigation found that… there was no foul play involved," he said when contacted.

It is unclear if lifeguards were present at the swimming pool during the incident.