SINGAPORE: The son of missing Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, has confirmed her death on social media.
In a Facebook post today (Aug 15), Louis Pang, 23, wrote: "Dear Mummy, you've lead a wonderful and glorious life. You did what you love to do till the very end. Rest in Peace Mummy I love you."
Puah's body had been found clad in a safety jacket in waters off the Malaysian state of Terengganu on Wednesday by a fisherman.
She had gone missing on Aug 8 after setting off from Penyabong jetty near Mersing, Johor, with Matthew Tan Eng Soon, 62. Puah and Tan were there with a group of 13 other Singaporean kayakers, but reportedly drifted away from them.
Search efforts by Malaysian authorities began on Aug 10 and were ramped up two days later.
A green kayak and the personal belongings of Puah and Tan were discovered on Tuesday by a fisherman off Kuantan, about 160km north of where the pair had first set out.
The search for Tan is still ongoing. – Today Online
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