|"The practical side of me knows that I've saved three boys, but the emotional side of me is never going to be able to let go of that one boy I didn't manage to save," she said.|
Plunging into the waters off East Coast Park not once, not twice, but thrice, housewife Silvia Hajas managed to pull three schoolboys to shore before it was too late.
But the triathlete did not manage to reach one of the boys. The body of 12-year-old boy, Muhammad Suhaimi Sabastian, was found three hours later, at 3.33pm, by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
Ms Hajas was at East Coast beach with her daughter and was taking photo when she heard more than one of the boys crying for help. She leapt into the water to save the boys.