Search and rescue team finds body of Hong Kong man off Port Dickson

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  • Monday, 16 Jul 2018

Search and rescue team members in Port Dickson.-Bernamapic

PORT DICKSON: A search and rescue team has found the remains of a 42-year-old Hong Kong national who went missing while taking part in the Port Dickson International Challenge event here.

A team from the Fire and Rescue Department found the body of Yuen Chi Yuen after being notified by fishermen around 7.52am on Monday (July 16).

A state spokesman said his remains were found near Pulau Karang, approximately one nautical mile from where he went missing.

Yuen's wife had reported him missing when he failed to return to the beach after taking part in the swimming event.

He was supposed to have continued with the cycling competition but failed to show up.

Another participant drowned while competing in the same event on Sunday (July 15).

Tharm Wai Weng, 39 from Penang drowned after covering a distance of 750m.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the victim but he did not respond.

He was then rushed to the Port Dickson Hospital, where he was declared dead.

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