Tourists in Tioman rescued a day after being reported missing

Tourists in Tioman rescued a day after being reported missing
File photo of a beach on Tioman Island

KUANTAN - Four foreign tourists, reported missing after going on an island hopping trip in Pulau Tioman on Wednesday, have been found.

The four were rescued by staff of a resort near Tiger Reef in Pulau Tulai at about 9.55am on Thursday.

The tourists - Gull Britt Carina Almgren, 63, Solvieg Maria Nystrom, 62, both from Sweden, and Germans Michael Rink, 26, and Silke Volkhemer, 38 - were found together with the boat's skipper, Sabahan Ishak Baharudin, 42.

Pahang Deputy CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Fatimah Ghazali said all five were unhurt but tired and dehydrated.

She said their boat had stalled when the propeller had suddenly fallen off.

A diver had spotted the stationary boat and alerted authorities, DCP Fatimah said.

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