BESUT: A tourist boat operator drowned in the waters off Pulau Perhentian Besar, near the Tuna Bay Island Resort here, Sunday.
Azhar Idris, 37, was swimming towards his boat when the mishap occurred at 7.45am, about 100m from the beach.
Besut police chief Supt Kamaruddin Zakaria said according to tourists, Azhar, from Pasir Mas, Kelantan might have experienced cramps while swimming towards the boat.
He said the tourists had informed the resort management of the mishap. – Bernama