One drowns, another missing at Pantai Pandak

KUALA TERENGGANU (BERNAMA) – A trip for a group of 15 Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Chendering students turned tragic when one of them drowned at Pantai Pandak and one went missing.

Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Director (operations) Mohd Salahuddin Isa said in the 6pm incident, Mohd Nor Hishamudin Nor Saidi, 21, and Tengku Mohd Afiq Tengku Muhazan Shah, 20, were swept away by sudden strong currents.

He said the body of Mohd Nor Hishamudin was found floating about one kilometre from where he was last seen at 9.50pm by the Water Rescue Team (PPDA).

“However, another victim is still missing,” he said when met at the scene. Mohd Salahuddin said the department was alerted about the incident at 6.41pm before dispatching 17 personnel from the PPDA unit.

He said strong winds and huge waves forced the search and rescue team to suspend its operation.

Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department officer helps calm a victim’s family member during the search and rescue operation. PHOTO: BERNAMA