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S'porean missing after swimming to get help in Johor boat tragedy

September 28, 2011 - 12:11am

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PHOTO: Shin Min

Mr Keith Peck Zhi Yi (above) has been hailed as a hero by survivors of a fishing boat capsize in the waters off Mersing, Johor, on Saturday night.

The 31-year-old Singaporean, who works for the Singapore Exchange, went missing after he was swept away by a large wave while swimming out to get help from a nearby boat, the fishing boat captain, Mr Roslan Hussin (below), said.

Another Singaporean, 55-year-old delivery man Tan Ah Juan, is also missing.

Five Singaporeans and two Malaysians were rescued by a passing boat about 19 hours into their ordeal.

TNP PICTURES: Mohd Ishak

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