Man drowns in Universiti Malaya lake

Man drowns in Universiti Malaya lake

PETALING JAYA: A foreign man drowned in a lake in Universiti Malaya early Tuesday morning.

It is learnt that the man, believed to be an Indonesian national, fell into the lake at about 8.15am.

An on-campus security guard had apparently tried to stop the man, believed to be in his 30s, from falling into the water.

When contacted, Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Azlee Abdullah confirmed the incident, saying that it has been classified as sudden death (SDR).

The body has been sent to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for a post-mortem.

The university's International and Corporate Relations Office (ICR) has issued a statement on the matter, urging people to avoid speculating on the incident.

According to the statement, security personnel had attempted to stop the man from reaching the centre of the lake as it was out of bounds for swimming.

"We would like to remind all UM campus community to exercise caution when conducting water activities at the lake," the statement said. It also mentioned that signs had been posted warning people not to swim in the lake.

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