Brunei Swim Coach Drowns In Pool Of Kota Kinabalu Apartment

KOTA KINABALU: A swimming coach from Brunei died almost an hour after he was plucked out from the swimming pool of the Marina Court Apartments here Wednesday morning.

Muhammad Raemy bin Haji Abdul Rahman was found at the bottom of the swimming pool by a fellow Bruneian who was on holiday with his fiancée and family at about 11.40am.

Muhammad Raemy

He told police that he was worried when the man did not surface after a long while and alerted an elder sibling who went down into the pool to pull the man up.

Kota Kinabalu police chief, Assistant Commissioner M Chandra said Muhammad Raemy was rushed to the Emergency Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1) where he was given CPR and other treatment.

He however failed to respond and was pronounced dead by the medical officer.

According to Chandra, the man had come to Sabah with his family on Tuesday for a short holiday and was expected to return home on Thursday.

He also said that there were no physical wounds on the body and police have ruled out foul play for now, pending further investigations as well as a post mortem.

Chandra added that the Brunei Consulate had been notified of the incident.