FRD rescues stranded hiker

James Kon

Firefighters rescued a man stranded in the area of Bukit Sarang Helang, Tasek Lama Recreational Park on Friday afternoon.

Six firefighters led by SO Haji Ali from Bandar Seri Begawan Fire Station rushed to the scene after a distress call was made at 5.48pm.

Firefighters helped bring down a 50-year-old Chinese man from the hill and handed the victim to paramedics for treatment, according to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD)
The FRD reminded the public, especially hikers, to always obtain weather information before setting out to hiking and to not carry out recreational activities if unwell.

The public was advised not to go hiking alone to avoid any unwanted incident from happening and inform family members or friends of the destination.

Hikers are also urged to bring along a whistle, light, mobile phone and water in case of
an emergency.

The victim at Bukit Sarang Helang, Tasek Lama Recreational Park. PHOTO: FRD