6 Fire and Rescue Dept divers drown while searching for teen

Attempts to revive the six divers failed. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Fire and Rescue Department divers died while searching for a teenager who was feared drowned after falling into a mining pond in Taman Putra Perdana, Puchong, near here today.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department chief Azmi Osman said all six drowned while conducting diving operations to search for the 17-year-old male victim.

He said the divers were brought to the banks of the pond and given first aid by a medical team but the divers died.

Azmi said two of the divers were from the Shah Alam Fire and Rescue Department and the other four from the Port Klang Fire and Rescue Department.

Azmi said the teen had yet to be found.

The teen was fishing by the banks of the pond with two friends but slipped and fell into the pond.

The Cyberjaya Fire and Rescue Department was alerted about the incident at 5.19pm and a team of eight officers and personnel arrived at the scene 30 minutes later.