Several friends of Wan Khairul Amirin Rojiham, 25, from Jeram, Selangor, attempted to rescue him but failed during the incident on Tuesday.
“The victim and his three friends were swimming at the site at 6.30pm. About 45 minutes later, the victim was dragged away by powerful currents.
“His friends could only watch in horror as he disappeared,” said Bentong police chief Supt Yusuf Unis.
He said others who were at the site quickly contacted the police and a search and rescue operation was launched but it had to be called off later as it was getting dark.
He said the operation resumed early yesterday involving 28 personnel.
Pahang Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Anuar Hassan said the victim’s remains were found at 9.35am, about 15m from where he was last seen. — Bernama