KUANTAN: Two boys are missing and feared drowned while swimming in Sungai Triang, near Pasar Ayam Kerayong, in Bera.
A spokesman for the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department in Pahang said they received an emergency call at 4.52pm on Tuesday (Aug 16) before officers and members of the Triang Fire and Rescue Station were deployed to the scene of the incident.
He said the search and rescue operation for the boys, aged 15 and 11, was assisted by the Bukit Angin Water Rescue Team which arrived an hour later.
"The operation was carried out by monitoring the area around the location and surface searching by using fibre and aluminum boats," he said in a statement.
The police and the Civil Defence Force also assisted in the operation. The operation was suspended at about 7pm and will be continued on Wednesday (Aug 17). - Bernama