Body of dead senior citizen hiker recovered from Gunung Yong Belar
IPOH: The body of a 66-year-old senior citizen who died while hiking at Gunung Yong Belar near here was brought down using a helicopter.
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the helicopter took off from the General Operations Force field in Ulu Kinta at about 9."The victim was part of a group of 14 hikers from Selangor, he said.Perak Fire and Rescued Department deputy operation commander Umrani Che Mat said the victims' husbands confirmed that the clothes belonged to their wives.× Copy URL Rescuers find more human body parts on Gunung Suku, believed to belong to two female hikers who went missing while climbing last Sunday.
22am on Thursday (May 19)."The helicopter landed back at the same field at about 1."It is believed that the victim passed away around 8.30pm, and the victim’s body was handed over to the police," he said.30pm.On Wednesday (May 18) Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad had said that the man was part of a group of 14 hikers from Selangor."After the victim died, the two (surviving) hikers climbed down and reached the foot of the mountain at Lojing, Kelantan," he told reporters at Taman Eco Rimba Kledaing Saiong on Wednesday (May 18).He had said 11 hikers safely made the descent to the foot of the mountain but three stopped for a while, believed to be due to exhaustion, and the dead hiker is believed to have passed away at around 8.Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription.
30pm."The two hikers climbed down to Lojing because it was nearer compared to (the base in) Perak.They were part of a group of 29 hikers."After the victim died, the two (surviving) hikers climbed down and reached the foot of the mountain at Lojing in Kelantan as it was nearer compared to (the base in) Perak to report the matter," he said.Gunung Yong Belar is located along Banjaran Titiwangsa that lies between Perak and Kelantan.I was told that a helicopter might be used to retrieve the body as it will take at least 10 hours to reach the location by foot," he said.Article type: metered.20am.
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