SELANGOR FLOODS - RESCUER FIND A BABY
IPOH PERAK : A policeman did not expect that he would find an infant during the search and rescue (SAR) operation for flood victims in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, recently.
Sarjan Awang Abdullah Sani Awang Alehan, 42 years old, from the General Operations Force (GOF) in Hulu Kinta Perak, here said the four-month-old baby girl, along with her parents and another child, were trapped on the top floor or a two-storey terrace house after the ground floor was flooded.
" That afternoon, I drove a boat with three (3) other rescuers and two (2) of us had to climb up the roof of the house before rescuing the family through the window, while another rescuer and I waited in the boat to receive them," he said when contacted.
On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, a photo of Sarjan Awang Abdullah Sani holding the baby girl who was wearing a pink hat went viral on social media and was also shared on the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) Facebook page and Instagram account.
The photo gained positive response from people online who expressed relief and gratitude that the baby had been rescued.
Sarjan Awang Abdullah Sani said he was among 128 GOF officers and personnel members from Perak who were deployed to join the SAR mission in Selangor Darul Ehsan since Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Commenting further, the assistant coach of the Hulu Kinta GOF Training Centre who had served fro 21 years described the SAR operation as meaningful work for his team as they were able to assist many flood victims despite the physical fatigue.
" We have been busy since Sunday, December 19, 2021 and we are also willing to forgo our sleep in order to rescue the flood victims," he added.
Sarjan Awang Abdullah Sani Said he was surprised to find out that his photo was shared on PDRM's Facebook and Instagram page.
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