12-year-old drowns in Penang hotel pool

12-year-old drowns in Penang hotel pool

GEORGE TOWN - A 12-year-old boy was believed to have drowned in a hotel swimming pool at Tanjung Bungah here.

Ong Jing Jie from Skudai, Johor, went for a dip with his parents on Sunday morning in the adult swimming pool at the hotel.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said that the pool personnel warned the victim but was ignored.

Half an hour later, the child was found drowned in the pool by his family, who were not aware of the incident.

"The body had been sent to the Forensic Department for a post-mortem," he said.

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