KUANTAN: Ten people trapped by rising waters while camping at the Sungai Bekelah Waterfall in Gambang near here were rescued Saturday night.
Kuantan police chief ACP Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said the nine men and one woman -- aged 20 to 25 -- were from Temerloh.
He said a search and rescue operation was mounted by the police with the cooperation of the Fire and Rescue and Civil Defence departments as well as local residents.
Mohd Jasmani said police received information of the incident at noon on Saturday but immediate efforts by the search and rescue team to get to the location were
hampered by strong currents.
“However, we managed to locate them at the fourth level of the waterfall and efforts to bring them down had to be conducted very carefully to ensure that nobody got hurt as the place was very slippery,” he told Bernama here on Sunday.
Mohd Jasmani said the exhausted campers were brought out safely from 8pm onwards and were taken to the Gambang police station before being allowed to return home with their families.
Following the incident, police have advised people wanting to go jungle trekking or mountain-climbing to inform the police of their plans so that a search and rescue operation can be carried out quickly and easily in case of anything untoward happening. -- Bernama
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haiiii...sapa la yg pergi Bekelah musim2 hujan ni ek...
aku dah tobat tak nak pergi dah...sapa la cakap senang nak panjat naik atas nun...susah giler...lebih 10x kot aku jatuh...licin...huhu...tu la yang 1st and last aku pergi...lepas ni dah tak nak dah...huhu...