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Mother And Son Jump Into The Sea In Johor Bahru, Search Operation Still Underway With One Body Found So Far

Mother And Son Jump Into The Sea In Johor Bahru, Search Operation Still Underway With One Body Found So Far

The son’s body has been found, but the mother is still missing.

Fernando Fong

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A mother and her son are feared to have drowned after they jumped into the sea from a 30-foot-high cliff at Jalan Danga Bay near Country Garden in Johor Bahru.

South Johor Bahru District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat confirmed that he received a report on the matter at 5.35 pm on Sunday (11 September) afternoon.

He said the South Johor Bahru District Police Headquarters had also started a search and rescue (SAR) operation for the victims.

Based on preliminary information, the victim is a 37-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son. The couple is believed to have attempted suicide.

South Johor Bahru OCPD Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat in his statement.

Meanwhile, Operations Commander Senior Fire Officer II, Mohd. Haizrul Rahmad said 15 officers and members from the Larkin Fire and Rescue Station were chased to the incident scene.

Location of the place where the public last saw the mother and son before they disappeared. (Pix: Fire and Rescue Department)

On arrival at the scene, witnesses informed that a woman and a man had jumped into the sea from the cliff.

The teenage boy was found drowned the same day at 8.43 pm.

The victim’s body, Lee Meng Xhun, 16, was found between three and five meters from his shoes on the cliff.

The search operation is still underway as the victim’s mother – identified as Chai See Far, 37 – has not yet been found.

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