MARAN: A trainee of a workshop at Felda Jengka 2 drowned while fishing in the Lubuk Yu pond near here yesterday, according to the police.
Maran District Police chief DSP Norzamri Abd Rahman said the trainee, Mohammad Azzrin Abdul Rahim, 20, of Alor Gajah, Malacca, had gone to the pond at about 5pm with four fellow trainees and the instructor.
Mohammad Azzrin had jumped into the water to free his fishing line that was stuck to the bed of the pond, he said when contacted by Bernama.
His body was found about three hours later not far from where he had entered the water, he said.
Norzamri said four policemen from the Sungai Jerik Police Station, including its chief, and a truck with eight personnel from the Jengka Fire and Rescue Station arrived at the pond after they were summoned at 5.10pm.