A mother and son jump into the sea in Johor Bahru, the search operation is still ongoing and one body has been found so far


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

Deputy Chief Commissioner of Johor Bahru South District Police Raub Selamat confirmed that he received a report on the matter at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, September 11.

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

According to preliminary information, the victim is a 37-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son. The couple allegedly attempted suicide.

Raub Selamat, OCPD Deputy Commissioner of South Johor Bahru, in his statement.

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

Location of where the public last saw mother and son before they disappeared. (Photo: Fire and Rescue Service)

When they arrived at the scene, witnesses informed that a woman and a man had jumped into the sea from the cliff.

The teenager was found drowned the same day at 8:43 p.m.

The body of the victim, Lee Meng Xhun, 16, was found three to five meters from his shoes on the cliff.

The search operation is still ongoing as the mother of the victim – identified as 37-year-old Chai See Far – has yet to be found.

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