PASIR PUTEH: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) yesterday helped brought out two patients from Perhentian Island to the mainland in Tok Bali.
The two are Muhammad Aiman Alias, 22, who is suffering from a broken backbone and stroke patient Chaan Chee Keong, 45.
Kelantan MMEA director Captain Muhd Nur Syam Asmawie Yaacob said they received an emergency call from Perhentian Island health clinic about 10.50am and immediately deployed a rescue boat to the area.
"Doctors at the clinic had asked for our assistance to transfer the two patients to Besut Hospital in Terengganu.
"Our boat arrived at the island about noon and later bring the two to our base in Tok Bali.
"The MMEA boat arrived at the jetty around 1.40pm and then sent the two to the hospital via an ambulance," he said in a statement today.
He said Perhentian Island health clinic had to seek MMEA's help in bringing out the two from the island because they could not get assistance from the normal passenger boats.
"The boat operators have to temporarily halted their operations due to the high wave which is about 3.5 meter yesterday," he said.