Suit filed over 2015 near-drowning case

Family alleges club's lifeguard was absent from post in incident which left boy disabled

Mr Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz with his son Syahriz Matin in a 2016 photo. Syahriz was found submerged face downwards in the wave pool of the Civil Service Club's Bukit Batok swimming facility on Oct 11, 2015, and suffered traumatic brain injury. Now 10,
Mr Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz with his son Syahriz Matin in a 2016 photo. Syahriz was found submerged face downwards in the wave pool of the Civil Service Club's Bukit Batok swimming facility on Oct 11, 2015, and suffered traumatic brain injury. Now 10, he is today fully dependent on others for his daily activities.ST FILE PHOTO

The High Court will get to establish what actually happened in a wave pool incident which left a seven-year-old boy wheelchair-bound and tube-fed as a consequence.

The family of Syahriz Matin Abdul Halim, who is now 10, is seeking answers in the negligence suit against the Civil Service Club. They allege that the lifeguard was absent from his post at the club's Bukit Batok swimming facility when Syahriz found himself in difficulties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2018, with the headline 'Suit filed over 2015 near-drowning case'. Print Edition | Subscribe