Two Singaporeans Missing On Johor Mountain Spotted From Helicopter

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Missing Singaporeans Found On Johor Mountain

You’ve probably heard about the two Singaporeans who went missing at Johor’s Gunung Pulai on Monday (Feb 5). Good news is, they were spotted from a helicopter today, four days after their ordeal began. They were rescued and found without injuries.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, they were spotted at 11.20am today. “Yes I can confirm that the victims have been found,” said Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader.

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The happy ending comes after a massive call to action by their friends, who called for experienced hikers to join in the search.

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Missing Since Monday

The search party for the duo comprised nine groups of rescuers from various agencies, according to Channel NewsAsia.

Together, they covered an area of 36km around Gunung Pulai.

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The missing duo, identified as Mr Dominick Tan Chang Xiang and Ms Clarice Lum Jie, reportedly entered the Gunung Pulai area at 12.15pm on Monday (5 Feb).

They made an emergency call to authorities at 5.55pm and last made contact four hours later.

Clarice was last seen in a green top, tights, bag pack and running shoes.
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Friends alerted the public to their plight through this Facebook post, which has since gone viral with over 2000 shares.

She then updated the post thanking everyone for their help thus far, saying

We understand that Lum Jie is in Gunung Pulai…Only help now might be to pull in more teams (with experience) to help.

Once again, reiterating her appeal for experienced volunteers who may be able join the hunt.

Yesterday, Johor police chief Mr Kader said that the hikers could have gotten lost because they strayed from the route.

Stay Safe

It takes about two hours to drive to Gunung Pulai from the Causeway. At 654m-high, the mountain is some four times the height of Bukit Timah Hill.

Some Singaporeans enjoy hiking in the area, going by the number of blogs detailing hikes there. Johor police say that those who “want to stray” should “know how to set markers” to ensure they know their way back to the route.

We at MustShareNews would like to wish all would-be hikers embarking on similar treks in the future to stay safe.

 

We would also like to thank Polis Johor for their efficient rescue efforts – here’s a special thank you:

Featured image from Google Maps.

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