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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 7:00:11 AM

Fishing enthusiast drowns

Inconsolable: Razak’s family crying after his body was found.

Inconsolable: Razak’s family crying after his body was found.

SUBANG JAYA: A morning fishing trip ended in tragedy when fishing enthusiast Razak Harith, 31, drowned while trying to retrieve his net in the middle of a lake near Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang.

His friend Azman Shah, 47, said they arrived at the site at around 11am to set up their gear.

“Razak swam out to take the net back but when he got to the middle, he just sank like a rock. He didn’t sho­ut or struggle, he just disappeared.

“I dived in and tried to look for him but I couldn’t find him. I scream­ed for help from construction workers nearby,” said Azman, adding that they had been fishing there for over a year.

Police and Fire and Rescue Depart­ment officials, who were dispatched to the scene along with four divers, scoured the lake and found Razak’s body at about 2.30pm yesterday.

“We believe he suffered a cramp in his leg while in the water and drowned. Divers pulled out his body which was found at the bottom of the lake,” said Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Ahmad Ridhuan Mohamad Ghazali.

At the scene, Razak’s family wailed uncontrollably as his body was brought out of the lake.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, Fishing, Drown, Lake, Subang

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