Dad dies while trying to save daughter

KUALA LUMPUR: A father’s courageous attempt to save his daughter struggling in the water in Tasik Metropolitan Kepong ended tragically after both drowned.

Sentul police chief Asst Comm Ahmad Sukarno Mohd Zahari said eyewitnesses saw a 72-year-old man’s desperate effort to rescue his 30-year-old daughter from drowning, resulting in both perishing.

The incident took place yesterday at about 10am. The police have ruled out foul play.

Police said that despite witnesses’ attempts to help the father out of the water, their pleas went unanswered as he continued swimming towards the middle of the lake.

It remains unclear whether the woman fell into the water or if she was swimming before the incident.

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