Lone Miri hiker made SOS call before collapsing and found dead

Rescuers carrying the victim out of the jungle. – DayakDaily photo.

By Chew Lip Song

A HIKER made an emergency call to the fire and rescue department complaining of chest pain and being lost in a jungle before he collapsed and found dead yesterday.

The man who went jungle trekking alone yesterday afternoon at Kampung Kejapil, Bekenu, Miri was pronounced dead when rescuers discovered him, DayakDaily reported.

The department mounted a search and rescue operation immediately after it received the emergency call from the victim.

Upon arrival at the scene, a team from Bomba had managed to locate the victim who was lying unconsciously about 500 metres from the location which he sent.

The victim was subsequently carried out from the jungle with a stretcher.

 

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