LANGKAWI: Heavy rainfall early Sunday (Oct 16) caused the water level at the Telaga Tujuh waterfall to rise, stranding 44 people as they were unable to cross the water.
Langkawi OCPD Asst Comm Shariman Ashari said the Langkawi Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at around 10.35am.
"We were informed that there are 44 people who are stranded at the Telaga Tujuh waterfall in Kedah.
"Rescue work is being carried out right now to bring them to safety," he said in a statement on Sunday.
Based on video footage provided, rescuers can be seen helping victims cross the water using a cable for support.
They are seen wearing flotation vests for safety due to the strong current after the downpour.
Policemen are also seen helping with the rescue.
The Telaga Tujuh waterfall is located in the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park in Langkawi.
Water streams down from Mount Mat Chincang and falls into seven natural pools or water wells.