A 10-year-old Singaporean boy was found dead after he drowned in the Genting Dream cruise ship’s swimming pool that was docked at the Star Cruise Jetty in Langkawi on Monday, November 18.
According to media reports, the Langkawi district police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the boy who was identified as Alan Heng Kai Lun was on vacation with his mother and her friend when the incident occurred.
The ship they were on had just arrived from Singapore to Langkawi and the trio were scheduled to leave for Phuket, Thailand on Monday night.
The local police station said they received an emergency call at “about 7.30 pm regarding a drowning incident involving a child in the swimming pool of the cruise ship”.
After an initial investigation, the police believe the Singaporean boy drowned while bathing in the pool.
“A pool attendant and many other visitors were bathing in the pool but failed to rescue the victim. Police have recorded statements of witnesses and pool attendant to facilitate investigation,” police chief Ibrahim added in a statement.
In response to queries from theAsianparent, Dream Cruises said the medical team “immediately provided medical and resuscitation assistance including administering CPR” however despite their efforts the boy had passed away.
The boy’s body has been sent to the Sultanah Maliha Langkawi Hospital.