Missing Aussie Tourist Andrew Gaskell Has Been Found


MIRI: Australian tourist Andrew Gaskell, who went missing from the Mulu National Park, has been found alive.

Search and rescue teams have been combing the Mulu summit in an effort to find Gaskel, 28, who has been missing since Oct 20 after embarking on a solo trek.

“Yes, he has been rescued,” said Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong.

Details of where and how he was found are still sketchy as the rescue teams are still in Mulu. They could not fly out due to bad weather.

Gaskell arrived at the Miri Hospital’s emergency ward at about 3pm on Tuesday, after being flown out from Mulu by helicopter.

More than 60 personnel were involved in the search-and-rescue effort, including those from the Fire and Rescue Department, the police, the civil defence force, as well as Sarawak Forestry rangers.

The Mulu National Park has networks of vast caves, underground rivers and steep mountains, as well as sharp limestone walls. - TheStar

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