Ambulance driver left in anguish

BALIK PULAU: A 50-year-old ambulance driver ended up with the anguish of sending his own son to the hospital.

His son had drowned while fishing.

The tragedy unfolded when ambulance driver Mazlan Mohammad got a distress call from his wife while he was on standby at Balik Pulau Hospital.

The driver and several of his colleagues then rushed to the incident and found his son was unconscious at the scene.

Emergency officers then immediately conducted several breathing aid test but it proved to be too late.

According to Southwest District OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan, the 23-year-old son Mohammad Husaini (pic) was near a beach at Pasir Panjang, Pulau Betong, on Sunday evening.

Mohammad Husaini was out fishing with his younger brother.

“We believe he slipped on the rocks while casting his bait out to sea.

He had head injuries but the cause of death was drowning, ” Supt Anbalagan said.

This rocky beach is a popular site for anglers to catch groupers.

Supt Anbalagan said the ambulance team that Mazlan drove to the scene tried to revive his son but failed.

Mazlan then drove his son’s body to Balik Pulau Hospital for a post-mortem to determine the cause of death.

The case has been classified as sudden death and no criminal element was found.

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