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Singaporean diving instructor and student drowned during Tioman diving outing
Two Singaporeans drowned during a diving outing in Pantai Air Batang, Tioman, on Saturday afternoon (Sep 7) at about 12 noon. The victims, aged 35 and 48, were brought to the shore by other divers during the incident, states a report on The Straits Times.
Deputy OCPD Asst Supt Zainul Mujahidin Mat Yudin said cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed on the victims but they already turned pale and were not breathing. ASP Zainul Mujahidin said the case had been classified as sudden death and the victims’ remains had been sent for a post-mortem.
“Initial investigation showed both victims and a woman were in a group diving in the site about 25m from the shores. One of them was a diving instructor and the other his student,” he said, adding that the woman who spotted the two men in difficulties quickly waved frantically for help.
ASP Zainul Mujahidin said a group of other divers nearby rushed to their assistance and managed to bring them out of the water. However, both victims were confirmed dead and police were alerted to the scene.
Oh no..pretty tragic to hear about this news this Sunday night. RIP to the divers..