Tragedy struck on 3 OCT 2018 (WED) where six firefighters died while trying to save a teen from a mining pool in Puchong.
The divers were caught in a strong whirlpool during the operation and suddenly a strong current occurred in the area, causing all victims to spin in the water while all their equipment came off.
They struggled in the water for 30 minutes while the other firefighters tried to rescue them. By the time they were finally pulled out of the water the medical team tried CPR on them but failed because it was already too late.
The divers have been identified as Mohd Fatah Hashim, 34; Izatul Akma Wan Ibrahim, 32; Mazlan Omarbaki, 25, and Yahya Ali, 24, from the Water Rescue Unit of the Port Klang Fire and Rescue station.
The other two victims, identified as Adnan Othman, 33, and Muhammad Hifdzul Malik Shaari, 25, were members of the Water Rescue Unit from the Shah Alam Fire and Rescue station.
They haven’t found the teenager yet, so the search and rescue operation to locate the teenager will resume at 7.30am on Thursday.
R.I.P. Deepest condolences to their friends and family.
Malaysians are wondering if the mining pool was Toxic or if Oxygen equipment was faulty. Regardless Salute those who put their Lives at Risk for others.