JOHOR BARU: A Singaporean man has died after plunging down a waterfall in Kulai, Johor on Sunday (Jul 3) while trying to save his daughter who had slipped and fallen.
Channel NewsAsia understands that the man has been identified as David Cho, 47.
Mr Cho, his wife Chua Soon Hoon, 46, and their seven-year-old daughter had gone to the Gunung Pulai waterfall in Kulai for a picnic on Sunday with a group of relatives.
Mr Cho and his wife fell while trying to save their daughter, who had slipped while climbing. Both Mr Cho’s wife and daughter sustained injuries.
A spokesman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) expressed their condolences in a statement on Sunday.
"MFA expresses our deepest condolences to the family of the Singaporean who passed away at the Gunung Pulai waterfall today. We also wish those who are injured a speedy recovery.
"The Singapore Consulate-General in Johor Bahru visited the injured Singaporeans in hospital earlier today. The injured Singaporeans have since returned to Singapore. The Consulate-General will continue to provide the necessary consular assistance to the family of the deceased Singaporean."
The Star Online cited Kulai Fire and Rescue Department chief Mohd Zainuddin Khairi who said that rescuers arrived at the waterfall around noon.
“We received a call at around 12.55pm and sent five personnel, who arrived at the scene after a few minutes,” he said.