Date
17 October 2017
The Hong Kong man, surnamed Lam (inset), contacted his family after being rescued off Sabah, according to Malaysian offcials. Photos: Now TV
The Hong Kong man, surnamed Lam (inset), contacted his family after being rescued off Sabah, according to Malaysian offcials. Photos: Now TV

Missing HK man rescued off Malaysia after 10 days

A Hong Kong man and three other people who went missing off Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state have been found safe after 10 days at sea.

They were rescued by Vietnamese fishermen, China Daily reports, citing state news agency Xinhua.

Ahmad Puzi Kahar, director general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, said the four were drifting at sea when they were spotted by Vietnamese fishing trawlers.

Sabah regional maritime director Mohd Zubil Mat Som said the four are safe and in good health.

He told a press conference that Malaysia’s navy and maritime agency vessels had been dispatched to take them back to Sabah.

Meanwhile, Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities are arranging their repatriation.

China’s consulate general in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah said, the Hong Kong man contacted his family after being rescued.

The four people, including two Spanish tourists and a Malaysian, went missing on May 2 while traveling by speedboat in Sabah Kudat area.

The Hong Kong man operates a vacation resort in Sabah, according to Chinese consular officials.

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Ahmad Puzi Kahar, director general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, says the four were drifting at sea when they were spotted by Vietnamese fishing trawlers. Photo: Internet


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