MARANG: The body of a schoolboy who drowned after he was swept away by strong currents in the Sungai Buaya here yesterday, was recovered about four hours later.
A search and rescue team found the body of Muhammad Muzzammil Muhammad Hafzi, 12, on the river bed about 10pm — about 50 metres from where he was swimming earlier.
About 6pm, the standard six pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit
Payong disappeared underwater when he dived into the river.
State Security Committee chairman Datuk Mazlan Ngah, who is also the state secretary, said yesterday that the victim and a friend were playing football when they decided to take a dip. — Bernama