Body of third Sungai Lipis drowning victim found


KUANTAN: The body of a teenager who drowned, together with his two relatives while bathing in the vicinity of a sand pump area yesterday evening, was found this morning.

The teenager drowned off Sungai Lipis at the 13th mile of Ladang Benta in Kuala Lipis.

Fire and Rescue Department (Zone Three) senior operations commander, Fire Superintendent Shahrulnizam Nasir said a search team found the body of G K Easwer, 15, on the riverbed at a depth of four metres.

He said the body was handed over to the police.

About 3.30pm yesterday, Easwer, his uncle, R Ravendran, 46 and Ravendran’s son, Pravindran, 17, were bathing in the river when they drowned.

Ravendran’s body was found at 4.25pm yesterday while Pravindran’s body was found at 5.06pm.