LAST_UPDATESat, 21 Jul 2018 4pm

Three Drown On Fishing Trip

TAIPING -- A man and his teenage son were among three anglers who drowned when their fibre-glass boat sank after it was believed to have been hit by a storm in the Kuala Sepetang area on Tuesday.

Taiping District Police deputy chief Supt Razlam Ab Hamid said the three victims had been identified as Beh Liang Tik, 49, his son Beh Chuan Hui, 19, and the son’s friend Low Eng Chuan, 16. 

According to Razlam, local fishermen found the bodies of Beh and Low this morning while Chuan Hui’s was found at noon.

“The trio were reported to have gone out to sea to fish in the waters off Kuala Sangga in at about 10 am on Tuesday but did not return home.

“Their family members lodged a police report,” he said in a statement here today.

Razlam said the search team comprised personnel from the police, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Civil Defence Force and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

He said their bodies had been sent to the Taiping Hospital.

Meanwhile, Taiping Fire and Rescue Station operations chief Rafeel Hairul Richard said the department received an emergency call from the public at 8.25 am today.

Low’s father, Low Chuan Aik, 49, when met at the Forensic Unit of the Taiping Hospital, szaid he was informed about the tragedy while he was selling fish at Kuala Sepetang.

He said he was shocked as he did not know his son had gone fishing two days ago.