BANDAR PERMAISURI: A teenage girl drowned during a swimming outing with her family at the Lata Changkah waterfalls in Kampung Hulu Seladang near here at 12.15pm today.
The victim, identified as Nor Alia Farhana Mat Zaid, 19, apparently lost her footing in the water while swimming with five female cousins, accompanied by their uncle.
Setiu police chief Affandi Hussin said the victim, from Seri Bandi, Kemaman, was brought ashore by the uncle with the help of other family members.
The teenager was confirmed dead by an assistant medical officer who arrived at the scene at 1.55pm.
The victim’s body was taken to the Setiu Hospital for further action.
Affandi advised the public to always take safety measures when carrying out recreational activities at waterfalls or elsewhere.