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Missing hikers rescued

James Kon

Three individuals including a child who got lost during a hike in Bukit Shahbandar Recreational Park were rescued on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters from the Jerudong Fire Station, led by Acting ASO Shambra bin Haji Md Som, with support from the Special Squad Unit responded to the incident after receiving a call at 3.02pm.

After receiving information regarding the victims’ whereabouts, the rescue team headed to the Agro Park to begin the search. The victims were found safe at 4.15pm.

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) urged the public to always be accompanied by an experience guide when entering the forest, and to stay updated on the weather condition prior to a hike.

The department also advised against hiking after 6pm.

The FRD also reiterated the importance of informing family members on the planned hike, and to bring a whistle, torchlight, mobile phone and sufficient drinking water.

For emergency, contact the FRD operation centre at 995.

The victims being rescued. PHOTO: FRD
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