The woman parked her Myvi on Penang Bridge before disappearing.
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A 47-year-old woman left her Perodua Myvi on Penang Bridge before falling into the sea.
According to authorities, the incident happened at Kilometer 2.8 heading towards the mainland on Friday afternoon.
Penang Maritime Director Maritime Captain Abd Razak Mohamed said in a statement that the Seberang Perai Tengah District Police Headquarters gave the alert at about 4.50 pm.
The information received was then channelled to the Langkawi Maritime Rescue Sub-Center (MRSC) which deployed its boats to search for the woman.
Operation CARILAMAT was activated at 5.30 pm and involved the Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defense Force and the Batu Uban Marine Police Force.
The victim known as Kung Lai Im is believed to be from Bukit Mertajam.
The search for the victim had to be postponed to 7.30 last night without any clue, and the search will continue tomorrow at 7.30 am.Penang Maritime Director Maritime Captain Abd Razak Mohamed on the ongoing rescue efforts.
Members of the public who have any information on incidents or cases of emergencies and accidents at sea can call the 24-hour MERS 999 emergency line or the Penang Maritime Operations Center at 04-2626146.
Bridges And Suicide
There had been many incidents on the Penang Bridge.
In March, two press photographers – Ahmad Zhafaran Nasib from The Star and Masry Che Ani from theSun – rescued a woman from falling into the sea at the Penang Bridge.
Two newsmen save woman from suicide leap off Penang Bridge https://t.co/u92YRUXi8Y— Malay Mail (@malaymail) March 9, 2022
But not everyone could be saved in time, and lives had been lost over the years.
Berlaku Di Jambatan Pulau Pinang Pertama,Dilaporkan Dari Seorang Kanak-Kanak Menahan Kereta Dan Memberitahu Bahawa Mak Dan Bapanya Terjun Jambatan,Maklumat Awal Mendapati Maknya Terjun Dari Jambatan Kemudian Bapanya Pulak Terjun Untuk Selamatkan Isterinya Dan Mereka Hanyut Hilang pic.twitter.com/1ZvbJGvY8w— Jabatan Netizen Malaysia (@jnmalaysia) April 16, 2021
There had also been similar incidents at the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge.
Law student attempts to commit suicide from new Penang bridge http://t.co/uSQykk5qzk— 🇲🇾Astro AWANI🇲🇾 (@501Awani) March 5, 2014
The government had since taken preventive measure such as installing loudspeakers to deter suicide attempts.
If you or someone you know is struggling or feeling suicidal, you are not alone. You can contact The Befrienders KL at 603-76272929 (24 hours) for emotional support.