Duo who drowned in Kepong lake identified as father and daughter

KUALA LUMPUR: The two who drowned in Tasik Metropolitan Kepong were a father and daughter, says the police.

Sentul police chief Asst Comm Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari, in a statement Wednesday (June 7), said that witnesses saw the elder of the two, a 72-year-old man, trying to save his daughter, 30, but he drowned as well in the process.

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“Witnesses tried to assist the father to get out of the water but their calls were ignored and he continued to swim towards the middle of the lake until he himself drowned,” he said.

ACP Ahmad Sukarno added that it is still uncertain if the woman had fallen into the water first or if she had tried to go swimming. Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of her drowning.

It is known that the woman has a mental disability, he added.

Witnesses are urged to contact the Sentul Police operations room at 03-4048 2206 or investigating officer Sjn Najib Endut at 03-6274 2222.

Those suffering from problems or mental health issues can reach out to: 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 011-1959 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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