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Two female climbers carried down to safety
Published on: Friday, November 11, 2022
By: Clarence Dol
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Two female climbers carried down to safety
Mosar personnel carrying the first victim to Timpohon Gate.
RANAU: Two female climbers had to be carried down to safety by the Mount Kinabalu Search and Rescue Team (Mosar) after suffering complications during a climb in two separate incidents here.

Head of BBP Ranau PPgB Station Ridwan Bin Mohd Taib said, the first incident involved a 35-year-old local while the second occurred about 17 hours later and involved a foreign woman in her 30’s.

“The first happened in km 6 near Sayat-Sayat at about 9am on Wednesday - the victim suffered a sprained right leg after she slipped and fell while climbing.

“The victim was brought down to Timpohon Gate and handed over to her fiancé to be sent to hospital by him. 

The second involved a Cambodian woman aged 31 who fainted while climbing to the summit at around km 6.3 at 3am.

“A Mosar team consisting of six personnel led by Operations Officer, PBB Nurhairi Kintai along with two Malim Gunung and a Sabah Park Ranger rushed to the scene located near the Pendant Hut Building.

“The rescue team gave initial treatment (oxygen aid) and then lifted the victim using the Piggy Back Carry technique to the Sick Bay Hut. The victim was reported to be conscious and in good condition on the way down to Timpohon Gate.

The incident was the first and two this month and the 55th in terms of injuries this year.

Mosar personnel carrying the first victim to Timpohon Gate.

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