Singaporean boy drowns in cruise ship’s swimming pool

LANGKAWI (BERNAMA) – A Singaporean boy was found drowned in the pool of a cruise ship docked at the Star Cruise Jetty on Monday.

Langkawi District Police Chief Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the victim, Heng Kai Lun Alan, 10, together with his mother and a friend were on a vacation on the ship that had just arrived from Singapore to Langkawi on Monday evening before being scheduled for Phuket, Thailand.

“Padang Matsirat Police Station received an emergency call about 7.30pm regarding a drowning incident involving a child in the swimming pool of the cruise ship. Initial investigation found the victim was believed to have drowned while bathing in the pool.

“A pool attendant and many other visitors were bathing in the pool but failed to rescue the victim. Police have recorded statements of witnesses and pool attendant to facilitate investigation,” he said in a statement on Monday night.

Mohd Iqbal said the victim’s body had been sent to the Sultanah Maliha Langkawi Hospital.