"Forgive Me, Abang" — Wife Apologises After Failing To Save Husband From Strong Waves

The search and rescue (SAR) operation has entered its third day today, 19 February.

Cover image via Harian Metro & Kosmo!

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Nora Elina Abdul Khalil has expressed regret for failing to rescue her 44-year-old husband, Zulkarnain Mohamed Zubir, from strong waves at Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu

Speaking to Harian Metro, Nora Elina said she was playing with her two daughters in the sand on the beach when the incident occurred last Friday, 16 February.

At around 11.20am, she noticed Zulkarnain struggling to stay afloat after being swept away by strong waves.

"Forgive me, abang. I swam desperately, trying to reach you from 5m off the shore," she said after the incident.

"We threw a lifebuoy towards Zulkarnain as I swam towards him to rescue him.

"But as I approached, the strong current separated us further, forcing me to retreat to the shore," she told reporters at the scene.

44-year-old Nora Elina Abdul Khalil (left) crying while firefighters searched for her missing husband at Pantai Batu Buruk.

Image via Harian Metro

The search and rescue (SAR) operation for Zulkarnain has entered its third day today, 19 February

The SAR efforts are being carried out jointly by the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency, the police, and the Fire and Rescue Department, reported mStar.

According to Berita Harian, drones were also deployed to search for Zulkarnain yesterday, 18 February.

An official said that based on current movements, the victim might have been washed to the left of the Terengganu river mouth.

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