Six Bomba divers drown in disused mining pool while trying to rescue teen


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SERDANG: Six Fire and Rescue personnel drowned while trying to rescue a teenager from a disused mining pool in Taman Putra Perdana near here.

A Department spokesperson said in the 9pm incident Wednesday (Oct 3), all six personnel, who were part of the rescue diving unit, were dragged away by strong currents.

The personnel were searching for a 17-year-old boy who is believed to have fallen into the mining pool at around 5.50pm on Wednesday.

It was learnt the boy and two others were fishing at the mining pool when he fell in.

The two frantically sought help from residents nearby to rescue their friend.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Azmi Osman said they managed to retrieve the six personnel and administered CPR in an attempt to resuscitate them.

"The personnel however did not respond and were pronounced dead.

"Two of them are from the Shah Alam fire station while the other four are from the Port Klang fire station.

"The bodies have been sent to the Serdang Hospital for post-mortem examination," he said.

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