To our knowledge, most of our friends have gone outstation mountain climbing in view of the long stretch of public holiday during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri .
After some contacting, two of our friends, ( they didn't want their name mentioned) a husband & wife team climbers, though they have just came down climbing Bukit Tabur West, responded to the call for help.
They related that they grabed some buns to fill their stomach, up again went to Bukit Tabur East to help search for the victims.
They manage to find the location of the fall victim but in no way, either of them was able to provide any further assistence due to the danger therein other than liasing to inform the police on the same.
At 9.48 pm, we received an sms indicating that the missing person was found with some minor injury.We understand there isn't any special task force to tackle various problems arise out of fall or accidents or lost in the jungle for Bukit Tabur.
As hobbyist in mountain climbing, we do have limitation in helping should there be any accident happens.
We strongly advise against climbing Bukit Tabur all alone without any company, more so when you are unfamiliar with the terrain, never must anyone under estimate the danger therein Bukit Tabur, East or West
Also, let's not put the rescuer, be it police or Jabatan Perhikmatan Awam at risk of danger too.
Tuesday September 22, 2009
Bushes cushion elderly hiker’s fall
KUALA LUMPUR: A 51-year-old man who went hiking at Bukit Tabur, Ampang, slipped and fell 30m but was saved when he landed on some bushes yesterday.
The hiker, who only wanted to be known as Lim, was stuck there for more than six hours before the authorities rescued him at 6.30pm.
Ampang Jaya Deputy OCPD Supt Amiruddin Jamiluddin said the man, who was from Tanjung Sempat, started hiking in the morning but he was unfamiliar with the terrain.
“He realised he was lost at about 12.30pm,” he said, adding that the victim slipped while trying to find his way out.
Lim called his family for help on his mobile phone at 3.30pm.
Supt Amiruddin said it took about three hours to locate the hiker.
“He suffered light injuries and was sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment,” he said.