Man falls off Penang bridge, rescued by fishermen

GEORGE TOWN: A man was rescued by fisherman after falling off the Penang Bridge into the sea on Tuesday (Jan 23).

Penang Fire and Rescue Department said the victim, in his 20s, was believed to have left his motorcycle at KM2.2 of the mainland-bound road before he fell.

"The victim was saved by a group of fishermen who happened to be nearby," it said in a statement.

It said firemen from the Prai fire station were dispatched to the scene after being informed of the incident by the public.

"Two firemen descended (from the bridge) using a rope to rescue the victim and calm him down," the statement read, adding that the victim was brought to Batu Uban Jetty on a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency boat before being handed over to police for further action.

The operation ended at noon.

Those suffering from problems 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 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or for a full list of numbers and operating hours).

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

 Penang Bridge , Man , Fell , Fishermen , Rescued


Next In Nation

University Teknologi PETRONAS soars in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
All about the King’s new luxurious ride, China’s Hongqi L5
Cops looking for witnesses to fatal crash on NSE near Bandar Baharu
Firefighters save kitten trapped in drainage pipe in Alor Gajah
MCMC to take action on MyNewsHub for ‘civil servant’ viral clip
Taiping cops investigating fun fair dispute between worker and visitor
Viral video of 'tense moment' involving civil servant part of simulation exercise, says Public Service Dept
Apex Court sets May 17 to hear govt, AG's appeal to strike out lawsuits by Lawyers for Liberty
MCA has made significant contributions to the Chinese community, says Dr Wee
Hunt for armed men after failed goldsmith shop heist in Machang

Others Also Read