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By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, July 12: A Dutch hiker and a tourist driver have been reported missing in Mulu National Park today.
Peter Hoverkamp, 66, and Roviezal Robin, 20, were said to have gone missing in Deer Cave due to flash flood, while eight other tourists were reported safe.
Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre received the emergency call from the Marudi district police at 6pm, after the police received a missing person’s report from the Mulu National Park about 10 minutes earlier.
According to Bomba Miri chief Law Poh Kiong, the search and rescue (SAR) team consisting of firefighters including Special Tactical Operation and Rescue Team of Malaysia (STORM) unit have been put on standby to be deployed to Mulu.
Due to the far and remote location, Bomba Special Air Services and Air Unit will be deployed tomorrow morning.
At press time, the Marudi police are still waiting for latest report regarding the status of Hoverkamp and Roviezal.
The Mulu National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its caves, cliffs and gorges. — DayakDaily