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Man drowns at Lata Tembakah waterfall after religious ritual

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a large waterfall next to a rock: (File pix)  A man drowned in the Lata Tembakah waterfall, Besut yesterday after he and six friends conducted what police believe to be a religious ritual. Archive image for illustration purposes only. Pix by NSTP/ Zulfadhli Zulkifli © Provided by Media Prima (File pix) A man drowned in the Lata Tembakah waterfall, Besut yesterday after he and six friends conducted what police believe to be a religious ritual. Archive image for illustration purposes only. Pix by NSTP/ Zulfadhli Zulkifli

BESUT: A man was found drowned at Lata Tembakah waterfall here yesterday after he and six friends conducted what police believed to be a religious ritual.

Several picnickers tried in vain to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on Chua Kim See, 46, who was found wedged between the rocks at the waterfall at 4.45pm, said Besut police chief Superintendent Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi.

He said Chua, from Tanah Merah, had gone to the third tier of the seven-tier cascading waterfall along with his friends for the ritual.

"With eyes closed, he stood on one of the rocks but lost his footing and fell. Picnickers then pulled the victim, who was stuck in between the rocks, out of the water."

"They tried CPR on him but to no avail." he added.

Chua’s body has been sent to the Besut Hospital for post mortem. – Bernama

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