Boy stops motorists on Penang Bridge for help while father jumps into sea to save mother

BUTTERWORTH (April 17): A 10-year-old boy (pictured) had to stop motorists on the Penang Bridge while his father jumped into the sea to save his mother after she had fallen over today.

A State Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said that in the 4.30pm incident yesterday at KM1 of the bridge, heading towards the island, the 45-year-old woman is believed to have fallen into the sea when her husband stopped his motorcycle by the side of the bridge.

As the man jumped into the sea to save her, their son stopped passing motorists to seek help and call the authorities.

The spokesman said they received an emergency call at 4.40pm about a woman who had fallen into the sea and quickly dispatched a team from the Perai Fire and Rescue Station.

“Upon arrival, we found that she had been rescued by her husband and taken to one of the bridge’s pillars,” he said.

He added that the rescuers then climbed down using the rappelling method and managed to calm her down before taking the couple to the Batu Uban Jetty on a boat, accompanied by a police team.

Meanwhile, Seberang Perai Tengah District Police chief ACP Shafee Abd Samad confirmed the incident.

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