Published: Monday June 25, 2012 MYT 1:26:00 PM
Updated: Monday June 25, 2012 MYT 10:24:30 PM
Trekkers found safe after phone coverage available (Update)
KUALA LUMPUR: Three men who lost their way while trekking in the Taman Tun Abdul Razak forest hills in Ampang Jaya, Sunday night, were found safe by a rescue team at 10.55am on Monday.
Saiful Bahari Mohamad, 29, Mohd Alif Hakim Abdul Wahab, 27, and Mohd Nazrim Shah Nasarudin, 16, were reported lost at 10pm.
Ampang Jaya deputy police chief Supt Nazri Nawawi said the trekkers were found fatigued, hungry and thirsty after Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel managed to contact their mobile phone.
"They were in stable condition and did not suffer any injuries. All of them were sent to the Ampang Hospital for further treatment," he told reporters when met at the temporary operations centre in Taman Tun Abdul Razak.
Besides JPAM, the search team also involved the police and fire and rescue department.
Nazri also had advised trekkers to inform the nearest police station before they went into the jungle to enable immediate action in case of unexpected circumstances.
Meanwhile, Mohd Alif Hakim, who is a contractor, said despite following the trails, the trio went into the jungle through a new route at 9.30pm and suddenly realised they were lost.
Mohd Alif Hakim said they tried to find a way out by following the flow of the river but failed and spent a night by the river.
"We continued to find the way this morning and received a call from JPAM when we reached the hilltop. I am very grateful that my mobile could be reached at the hilltop," he said.
He said his weekly trekking activities would be continued but would be more careful in future. - Bernama