Firefighters rescue 13 stranded by Lubuk Ujik water surge


A screengrab of a video of the rescue courtesy of the Pahang Fire and Rescue Department.

KUANTAN: Quick action by firefighters rescued 13 individuals who were stranded following a water surge incident at Lubuk Ujik, Taman Che Minah Sayang in Maran on Sunday (May 15).

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Ismail Abdul Ghani said they received an emergency call at 2.07pm Sunday, and six officers and personnel from the Maran Fire and Rescue station were deployed to the scene.

He said that upon arrival, they found that there were six adults and seven children from two families from Muadzam Shah, Rompin, who were stranded following the water surge.

"The rescue operation was carried out using personal flotation devices (PFD) and ropes, by means of river crossing techniques. All of them were rescued and the operation ended at 4.10pm,” said Ismail in a statement Sunday. - Bernama

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