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ROMPIN: Two Singaporeans – a diving instructor and his student – drowned in Pantai Air Batang, Tioman, in the latest in a series of drowning incidents involving foreigners in this popular tourist destination.
The men – Lee Yong Yeow, 48, and Tan Sean Hen, 35, – were brought to shore by other divers after the Saturday noon incident.
Deputy OCPD Asst Supt Zainul Mujahidin Mat Yudin said cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on the victims but they were pale and not breathing.
“Initial investigations showed both victims and a woman were in a group diving in the site about 25m from the shores.
“One of them was a diving instructor and the other his student,” he said, adding that the woman spotted the two men in difficulties and quickly waved frantically for help.
ASP Zainul Mujahidin said a group of other divers rushed to help and managed to get the men out of the water. However, both victims were confirmed dead.
Last month, a couple from Syria lost their eight-year-old in Pulau Salang after the child went for a swim without their knowledge.
Passers-by spotted the remains of Saad Abdul Karim Mohd Altayasinah floating in the water before alerting the authorities.
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