Singaporean swept away after kayak overturns in Perak


IPOH: A Singaporean man is feared drowned while kayaking yesterday with six friends in Sungai Tesong at Felda Sungai Klah near Sungkai, 78.5 km south of here.

The man, Koh Kah Wei, 30, fell overboard when his kayak overturned and was swept away by the river’s strong current.

He had been with a group of visitors from Singapore taking part in the kayaking adventure in Sungai Tesong, said Bidor fire station chief Nadzir Abd Razak.

“His kayak hit a piece of driftwood and overturned, throwing him into the water. His friends tried to help but failed as the current was swift,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The search resumed this morning after being called off yesterday due to swift currents, heavy rain and fading light.