Teen boy drowns after rescuing brother

BATU PAHAT (BERNAMA) – A 16-year-old boy who was reported missing while rescuing his younger brother who fell into a ditch at Jalan Taman Manis 6, Parit Raja on Tuesday was found drowned yesterday morning.

Ayer Hitam Fire and Rescue Department assistant fire superintendent Mohamad Shamin Mohamed Salikin, in a statement, said the body of Muhammad Naquiddin Adnan was found at about 8.47am about five metres from where he had fallen.

Mohamad Shamin, the teenager and his five other friends were believed to have been bathing in the ditch when the incident occurred.