Boy drowns in theme park

A six-year-old boy was found drowned in a swimming pool in a water theme park yesterday.

Muhammad Faisal Mohd Yazid was found listless by a lifeguard in the swimming pool at about 2.30pm while his father, Mohd Yazid Bohari, 36, and family members were frantically looking for him.

Mohd Yazid said his son was brought to the emergency room of the theme park to be resuscitated before being taken to the Melaka hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 3pm.

“I left my son at the children play area while I went to a nearby stall to rent a float.

“When I went back to the children play area, my son was no longer there.

“My family and I then sought help from other holidaymakers and theme park employees to look for Faisal,” he said when met at the hospital’s mortuary.

– Bernama