Student drowns in Kuala Lipis mining pool

KUANTAN: An 18-year-old male student has drowned after jumping into a disused mining pool while fishing in Jalan Sungai Taban, Kampung Merapoh, Kuala Lipis.

Lipis police chief Supt Ismail Man said that the body of Muhammad Adam Harris Mohd Azman, 18, was discovered at 2.50am on Sunday (June 16), during a search and rescue operation.

He said the student from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Mahmud 2, Besut, Terengganu, was fishing with his cousin at around 7pm on Saturday when his fishing hook got detached.

"The victim jumped into the mining pool and swam approximately 12m to retrieve the hook. "When swimming back to shore, he appeared to be struggling and subsequently drowned," he said in a statement on Sunday.

Supt Ismail added that the victim's body was taken to Kuala Lipis Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the case has been classified as sudden death.

He also advised the public to ensure their safety when engaging in water activities, including using life jackets. – Bernama

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