ALOR GAJAH: A senior citizen drowned after attempting to rescue two friends who were swept away while fishing at Pantai Cermin, Kuala Sungai Baru, here today.
Alor Gajah police chief Arshad Abu said the body of Haudi Sujai, 63, was found at 3pm, floating not far from the location where he was believed to have drowned.
He said Haudi and two of his friends walked to Pantai Pulau Masjid to fish. At around 11am, they were caught by surprise by the rising tides.
Haudi saw his friends fighting with the current and tried to help them, but it swept him away.
“Meanwhile, villagers managed to rescue his two friends,” Arshad said in a statement today.
The victim and seven of his friends were from Balakong, Selangor. They had arrived at Pantai Cermin at 10am yesterday to go fishing in the area.