The victim was said to have gone swimming alone at Pantai Tengah in Langkawi.

LANGKAWI: A woman tourist from Hungary who had just arrived on the island drowned while swimming near a resort at Pantai Tengah here this evening.

The Langkawi district police chief said Barany Ilona Sacal, 61, who was staying at the resort with 37 Hungarian friends, was believed to have been swimming alone.

“The Padang Matsirat police station received an emergency call at about 4.10pm that a body had been discovered.

“It was learnt that several members of the public had tried to provide emergency assistance to the victim but to no avail,” he said in a statement.

The body was sent to the Sultanah Maliha Hospital here for a post-mortem.


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