Two teens drown during picnic at Dungun waterfall


DUNGUN: Two 16-year-old boys who were picnicking with 13 friends at the Lubuk Kain waterfall in Kampung Syukur here were found drowned today.

The victims were identified as Muhammad Arif Haikal Amran of Kampung Padang Kemunting, Kuala Nerus; and Muhammad Hafiz Asran of Kampung Pak Tuyu, Kuala Terengganu.

In the 1pm incident, Muhammad Hafiz was seen struggling in the water after jumping into the pool.

Muhammad Arif Haikal then dived in to help his friend, but both disappeared in the water shortly after.

Bandar Al Muktaffi Billah Shah (AMBS) Fire and Rescue station head, Jasrawi Awang, said the station received an emergency call at 2.40pm and when firemen arrived at the scene, the bodies of both victims had already been recovered by members of the public.

“The remains of both victims were handed over to police for further action,” he added. — Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd