JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean man who was reported missing while hiking on the Panti Timur Forest Reserve in Kota Tinggi has been found safe with minimal injuries, said the particular Malaysian police on Sunday (Sep 18).
The man was determined on Saturday evening as Jason Ren Jie, who is in the 30s.
Within a statement issued upon Sunday afternoon, Kota Tinggi police chief Hussin Zamora said that his division received a contact at around 2 . 20pm by a member of the public, informing them that the hiker who had been reported missing earlier had been located at the 52-kilometre mark of the Kota Tinggi-Mersing freeway.
“Based on this information, an answer team was mobilised to the location plus reported that the target was found safe and only suffered minimal injuries, ” stated Mr Hussin.
“The sufferer was brought to Kota Tinggi Hospital pertaining to medical treatment and will be launched to the Forestry Department for further action as they did not obtain an allow to enter the woodland reserve, ” this individual added.
Mr Hussin said in a statement on Saturday evening that the police were alerted to the event at around 3. 30pm on Sunday by a Malaysian man who was the Singaporean man’s hiking partner.
He added that the set started hiking collectively at around 11. 30am on Sunday morning and had became separated by 1pm.
Following the police were notified, a team from Batu Ampat law enforcement station was dispatched to the scene, said the police chief.
The research and rescue procedure was also assisted by Malaysian Fire plus Rescue Department from Kota Tinggi fire and rescue train station, as well as the Forestry Department, said Mr Hussin.
In his statement, Mr Hussin also urged these keen to walk in the forest reserve to obtain a permit in the forestry department very first to “prevent an incident like this through recurring”.