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Sarawak Swimmer Found Dead In Kuching Home After Recently Returning From Singapore

According to his mother, he had been in a state of depression the past three days.

Cover image via Facebook/New Straits Times

Sarawak swimmer Ayrton Lim was found dead at his family home in Tabuan Laru, Kuching yesterday, 24 October

According to New Straits Times, the 19-year-old swimmer was found unconscious by his mother who immediately informed the police at about 12.30pm.

However, Lim was pronounced dead by medical officers from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) who rushed to the house.

The case has been classified as sudden death

Kuching district police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani said preliminary investigations showed that there was no evidence of foul play, reported The Borneo Post.

"According to his mother, he had been in a state of depression the past three days,"
 added the police commissioner.

A police report has been lodged for further investigation into his cause of death.

The swimmer had represented Sarawak at the Malaysia Games (SUKMA) and was said to have returned from training in Singapore recently.

Lim's body has since been brought to SGH morgue for further investigation.

Image via Harian Metro

According to a Twitter post, Lim left a cryptic message in his last Instagram story prior to his death

Twitter user @HausofHilton posted a tweet yesterday night urging the public to be mindful of the real symptoms of depression and reminded people to seek help if needed.

He also attached a picture that was allegedly Lim's last Instagram story.

Our hearts go out to Lim's family and friends for their loss.

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