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Son of missing Singaporean kayaker confirms her death on social media

SINGAPORE — The son of missing Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, has confirmed her death on social media.

Son of missing Singaporean kayaker confirms her death on social media

Mr Louis Pang, 23, the son of missing Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, confirmed her death in a Facebook post on Thursday (Aug 15).

SINGAPORE — The son of missing Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, has confirmed her death on social media.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (Aug 15), Mr 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 Mr Matthew Tan Eng Soon, 62. Puah and Mr 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 Mr Tan were discovered on Tuesday by a fisherman off Kuantan, about 160km north of where the pair had first set out.

The search for Mr Tan is still ongoing.

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