Swimming trip turns tragic for four friends

KOTA KINABALU - A swimming outing among four friends turned tragic when one of them drowned at a river in the east coast Kunak district.

Firemen, with the help of villagers, recovered the body of Jimycol Jupin, 23, at 9.30am yesterday, about 17 hours after he was reported missing at a river near Kampung Mostin.

Jimycol was swept away by strong currents at around 4.15pm on Sunday.

Kunak Fire and Rescue Department chief Abdul Kadir Halalan said the victim's body was sent to the Kunak district hospital for a post-mortem before it was claimed by family members.

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