German tourist drowns while swimming in Pulau Perhentian


KUALA BESUT: A German tourist drowned while swimming with her husband in Pulau Perhentian on Thursday (May 16) afternoon.

Terengganu police chief Datuk Mohd Khairi Khairuddin said the victim, Dr Loosen-Freiling Iris,74, drowned while she was swimming with her husband at about 3.30pm.

"During the incident, the victim’s husband, also a German, upon realising that his wife was drowning, managed to pull her out of the water with help from members of the public.

"She was given first aid but when she did not respond to first aid treatment, she was rushed to the Pulau Perhentian Health Clinic where she was pronounced dead,” he said in a statement on Thursday night.

Mohd Khairi said the body was later sent to the Besut Hospital for postmortem.

Initial police investigations found no foul play and the case has been classified as sudden death. - Bernama

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