KEMAMAN: One of three teenage boys who were swept away by waves at Pantai Telok Kalong beach here yesterday evening, was found drowned at 4.30am.
According to Fire and Rescue Department senior operations commander Mohamed Zulkhairul Mohamed Razilah, the body of Shahir Aqil Shahrun, 19, was found about 500 metres from the Fire Department control centre at the coast.
“The victim’s body was handed over to the police after being identified by family members,” he told reporters early this morning.
He said initial investigation revealed the victim was a martial arts exponent who represented Terengganu at the Sukma Games.
Meanwhile the search and rescue operation for two other victims Khairil Ikmal Danial Zamzuradi and Ahmad Daniel Firdaus Zubir, both 19, are still ongoing.
The three teenagers were swimming with four other friends at about 6pm yesterday, when they were swept away by a massive wave which hit them.—BERNAMA © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd