All 4 missing in Sabah boat capsize found safe

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PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Four people, including two Spaniards, who went missing off the coast of Sabah on May 2 have been found by Vietnamese fishermen, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency confirmed.

"They are confirmed to be alive and have been rescued by Vietnamese fishermen," MMEA director-general Datuk Ahmad Puzi Kahar said in a Whatsapp message to The Star on Thursday.

Ahmad Puzi said efforts were underway to bring the four back to Malaysia.

Spanish couple David Hernandez Gasulla, 29, his wife Martha Miguel, 30, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau resort owner Tommy Lam Wai Yin, 44, (Chinese national domiciled in Sabah) and his employee Armella Ali Hassan, 23, went missing after their boat capsized about 2.8km from Pulau Balambangan in the treacherous waters of northern Sabah.