Five hikers stranded on Mount Santubong safely brought down

Firefighters carrying a 70-year-old man who suffered injuries to his face, body, and knees and was exhausted.

KUCHING, May 1: Five hikers stranded while climbing Mount Santubong were safely brought down by the Petra Jaya Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) last night.

According to a statement from the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre (PGO), the Santubong Mountain Rangers contacted BBP Petra Jaya at 8.30pm for assistance in bringing down the five hikers because it was dark, the path was difficult, and a victim had fallen off the climbing route.

Santubong Mountain Rangers reported that a 70-year-old man was exhausted and had injuries to his face, body, and knees.


Eight firefighters from BBP Petra Jaya led by PBK II (Kup) Afzal Hafiz began ascending Mount Santubong with stretchers and medical supplies at 9.05pm.

“The search-and-rescue (SAR) team was able to locate five victims using a two-person ranger team,” the statement said.

The Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) ambulance arrived at the scene at 9.56pm and treated the victim before transporting him to the hospital.

As per the statement, the rescue operation ended at 10.05pm. — DayakDaily