Body of man found floating near Penang Bridge


GEORGE TOWN: A man in his 50s was found dead in the waters off the Penang Bridge on Friday (July 30) morning.

The victim reportedly jumped off after leaving his motorcycle on the bridge at KM5.4 of the mainland-bound lanes of the bridge.

Jalan Perak fire station chief A'azelan Hassan said the department received a call from the public about the incident at 8.53am.

"Eight firemen from Jalan Perak fire station were deployed to the scene and arrived 14mins later," he said in a statement.

He said the firemen conducted an operation from the bridge and found the victim's body floating in the sea and added that the body of the victim was brought by a group of fishermen who were fishing in the area.

A'azelan added that the victim's body has been handed over to police and the operation ended at 10.27am.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community care centre (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia a full list of numbers and operating hours).

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