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Female climber second Mount Kinabalu victim this month
Published on: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
By: Clarence Dol
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Female climber second Mount Kinabalu victim this month
The victim being carried down by Mosar personnel during the misty morning on Mount Kinabalu.
RANAU: A 27-year-old female climber had to be carried down from Mount Kinabalu after suffering a sprained ankle near here, Monday.

Head of BBP Station Ranau, Ridwan bin Mohd Taib, said the incident happened at KM5.6 Mount Kinabalu at about 10am.

“We received a call through the Station Line at 10.17am and dispatched a team of 10 Mount Kinabalu Search and Rescue Team (Mosar) personnel, led by Operations Commander, PBB Alex Clarence.

“When we arrived at the scene located 700m from the Mosar post, we found a female victim that was feared to have sprained her ankle while going down the mountain.

“The Mosar team gave initial treatment and wrapped the victim’s leg with a bandage. The victim was then brought down to Timpohon gate using Robinson Stretcher,” he said.

The victim was handed over to the Ministry of Health Ambulance for treatment and the operation ended at 3.25pm.

He added that the case on Monday became the second case for March 2023, also marking the 10th victim on Mount Kinabalu so far this year.

There were two victims in January and February (five).

Ridwan reiterated his call to future climbers to do a self-health assessment before climbing Mount Kinabalu.

He also advised climbers to be extra careful during the current unpredictable weather conditions because the ground surface and rocks tend to be more slippery.

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