Dutch tourist found dead in Mulu National Park

MIRI (Bernama) – The foreign tourist reported missing during a flash flood in the Deer Cave (Gua Rusa) in the Mulu National Park and found dead at 6.40am yesterday was a Dutch national and not a German.

Miri Fire and Rescue Chief Law Poh Kiong in a brief statement issued at midday yesterday clarified that his identity was Peter Hans, 66, and not Peter Hoverkamp, as stated earlier.

Hans and a local tour guide Roviezal Robin, 20, were reported missing at the height of the flash flood at about 5.50pm on Friday.

Law added that the search and rescue operation was still being conducted for Roviezal.

The Mulu National Park is a popular tourist destination in Sarawak. The Mulu Caves are a hit with tourists with one of the entrances resembling former United States president Abraham Lincoln. In 2000, it was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.