KUANTAN - A Hari Raya holiday get-together for three families ended in tragedy when one of them was found drowned in a hotel swimming pool here.
Kuantan deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad said six-year-old Emirsufee Razeq Md Nasir was found drowned in the pool at about 6.30pm on Sunday, about an hour after his family checked into the hotel.
He said the boy's cousin, Adam Haikal Binzarul Haizad, nine, had told them that the child was playing in the pool with nine other family members when they decided to go to the beach nearby.
"The cousin, realising that Emirsufee Razeq was not with them, went back to the swimming pool and saw him floating in it," he said here yesterday.
Attempts by the boy's father Md Nasir Md Isa, 31, and other family members to resuscitate Emirsufee Razeq failed, said Supt Abdul Aziz.
They then contacted an ambulance, but the boy was pronounced dead by a medical officer.
The body was sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for post-mortem.