Scrolling through social media yesterday morning, our hearts sank collectively upon seeing the news of the tragic deaths of six divers from the Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) Water Rescue Unit (PPDA).
The Star reported that the divers drowned while on a rescue mission in search of a boy who fell into an abandoned mining pond in Puchong. The divers were hit by strong currents, causing them to spin in the water while all their equipment came off.
Often times, we forget how much risk these unsung heroes put themselves in. With a heavy heart, we said a little prayer and many took to social media to convey their condolences for the fallen heroes.
Here are 9 tweets that will definitely tug your heartstrings.
God bless our BOMBA officers
Yesterday I read about 6 BOMBA officers who passed away in duty to save a civilian. To be honest, I cried a bit. Because it felt so near to me. My dad himself used to be BOMBA officer, now he retired already. I cannot imagine how risky and dangerous their work is/was.
— A M R 🦁 (@ameelms) October 3, 2018