Man found dead in forest

James Kon

A man found unconscious in the forest near Kampong Kasat on Wednesday afternoon was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Four firefighters from Sungai Kebun Fire Station, led by ABK 560 Haji Ali bin Haji Mohd Noor, carried the man on a stretcher.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), a distress call was received at 1.52pm seeking assistance to transport the man out from the forest.

The cause of the death was not disclosed in the statement.

To date this year, the department has received nine calls over providing assistance to carry victims during hiking activities.

In light of the incident, FRD urged the public to bring an experienced guide when venturing into forest areas, check the developing weather conditions and avoid activities after 6pm.

FRD members arrived at the scene. PHOTO: FRD