Son of missing kayaker grateful to SAR personnel


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019

Tan’s wife, Kwan Yoke Yee, as well as Puah’s son, Louis Pang, help authorities identify their family members’ found belongings at Penyabong Jetty on Aug 14, 2019.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

MERSING (Bernama): The son of Puah Geok Tin, a woman who went missing while kayaking in Endau waters on Aug 8, has thanked the search and rescue team for their hard work and dedication.

Louis Pang, 24, said the rescue agencies had always provided support to his family and continued the search even while welcoming Aidiladha.

"Definitely, I really thank MMEA (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency), Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysia Police and Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) for the help.

"My family and I are really thankful for the effort in searching for my mother, " he told reporters at the Penyabong Jetty here Wednesday (Aug 14).

Pang said he is keeping his hopes up that his mother is alive as the body of a woman found in Kemaman waters this afternoon has not been identified yet.

"So, my family and I, we are hoping for the best, " he said.

Pang described his mother as a caring person who loves outdoor activities.

Last Thursday (Aug 8), Puah, 57, and a man, Tan Eng Soon, 62, both Singaporeans, were reported missing at about 5.40pm while kayaking after they were separated from a group of 13 friends at an area between Pulau Sri Buat, Pahang and Pulau Mertang, Mersing. - Bernama


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