The girl from Perlis asked the e-hailing driver to stop the car as she was feeling nauseous before jumping off the Penang bridge.
A 15-year-old girl from Perlis jumped off the Penang bridge yesterday evening but was successfully rescued by a nearby fishing boat operator.
According to Harian Metro, the girl booked an e-hailing ride to Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal. However, she asked the driver to stop on the bridge because she felt nauseous. She then jumped off the bridge.
A fishing boat operator, Hashim Mohd Said, 58, received a call from a friend requesting his help to rescue a victim around 6.30pm.
Hashim said he found her afloat and she did not panic or resist but looked surprised when she was hauled onto the boat.
He brought her to the marine police jetty before handing her over to the authorities. Hashim, who has been in his line of work for 40 years, said he has saved many people who jumped from the bridge.
Our boats are always ready to help with rescue when needed, as well as helping rescue teams find bodies of victims lost at sea.Hashim Mohd Said, fishing boat operator
Head of Operations of Perai Fire and Rescue Station, Hasrul Rizal Ghazali, said they received a call about the incident at Kilometer 3.4 heading towards Georgetown around 7.10pm.
When his team arrived, the girl was already rescued and sent to Penang Hospital.
They found the victim’s school uniform with a name tag. It’s believed she booked the e-hailing ride using someone else’s account as the name in the account doesn’t match the nametag.
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