Student feared drowned at Labuan beach 

LABUAN: A form four student is feared to have drowned during an outing at sea near Taman Damai Beach, Kg Layangan here on Sunday.

Mohd Shahrul Iskandar aged 16, from Kg Sg Labu and a student of SMK Mutiara, was said to have been swimming with four other friends at the popular weekend beach when they were overwhelmed by a big wave around 4pm.

His four friends, Mohd Aiman B Sumardi (12), Zul Azri Sufri (12), Mohd Syafiq (13) and Khairuddin  Karim (14) managed to swim to shore.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, a search and rescue (SAR) team comprising its water rescue personnel, police and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) personnel was dispatched to the area following a distress call at 4.23pm.

Its director Zainal Madasin said the department also sought local fishermen’s help in the operation, which is ongoing.

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