Search Operation Ends As Body of Second Victim Found

The body of the second victim believed to have been swept away by a water column (kepala air) at the area of Gunung Suku, Simpang Pulai was found by the rescue team yesterday morning.

The body was found by the K9 unit of the fire and rescue department at 11.20am with signs of injury on the body and head.

Assistant Director of Operations of the State Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM), Muhamad Shahrizal Aris stated that the body was found buried in debris at the location of Sector C.

According to him, the location was at the tunnel area near to the main road. 

“The body was handed over to the police for further action.

“With the discovery of the second victim, the search operation ended at 1pm yesterday,” he said in a statement.

However, Muhamad Shahrizal added that the identity of the victim can only be determined after post-mortem at the forensic department and identification by family members.

The first victim was found by the rescue team on Monday, May 16.

The search was continued with a total of 43 rescue personnel from various agencies. 

Operation was carried out at 5 sectors which included Sector A (the location where the body parts were found), Sector B (from the road tunnel to the waterfall) and Sector C (the tunnel area using heavy machinery).

The two female hikers were believed to have gone missing after being swept away by a water column while participating in a hiking activity with 27 other individuals at Gunung Suku last Sunday.

Gunung Suku is located about 30 km from Cameron Highlands.

The victims were identified as See Su Yen, 32 and Ng Yee Chew, 46. 


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