Sea of sorrow II: Body found near Pulau Tekong

Sea of sorrow II: Body found near Pulau Tekong

The body of a Malaysian man was found by fishermen near Pulau Tekong at 11.25am on Monday.

Maintenance supervisor Abdul Talib Mohd Hadhari, 42, was reported to have been swept away by strong currents off Kampung Tanjung Langsat in Johor at around 4.30pm last Saturday.

Malaysian daily The Star reported that he had been trying to save his drowning eight-year old son, Mohd Taufik, when he was overcome by the currents.

The two had been fishing on a wooden raft house. The man's daughter, Nurul Umairah, 11, was also on the raft when the incident occurred.

Seri Alam deputy OCPD Deputy Superintendent Saifi Abd Hamid said the man's body had been sent to a hospital in Singapore.

He said: "The Singapore (Police) Coast Guard informed us that the body was found together with an identification card that matched the victim but we still need the next-of-kin to verify it."

Mr Abdul's wife and children, who have been waiting at the jetty in Kampung Tanjung Langsat, broke down in tears after hearing the news.

"The last time that I heard from my father was when he sent me a text message saying that he loved me and my siblings very much," said Nurul Huda, 18, who is the second of Mr Abdul's four children.

The Star said that the Malaysian Maritime police found the body of Mohd Taufik on Tuesday.

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