(Updated) Missing Kuala Kubu Baru paraglider found

HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN


KUALA KUBU BHARU: Paraglider Mohamad Rosely Azli, who went missing while gliding over Kuala Kubu Baru in high winds yesterday has been found alive, a search and rescue team confirmed today.


A police air wing unit, while combing the area in a police helicopter, spotted the victim waving his arms next to his red and white parachute.


The search team then winched down a rescue personnel to secure the victim before pulling him up into the helicopter.


Hulu Selangor police chief Superintendent R. Supramaniam said Rosely's move in spreading his parachute on the ground had made it easier for the search and rescue team to pinpoint his location.


"He is still weak and sustained some injuries to his leg." he said.


Rosely's daughter Adibah Yasmin, 21, meanwhile thanked all the parties involved in the operation to locate her father.


"Thank you everyone for your prayers and effort. I am so happy that my father is alive and safe," she said.


It was reported that Rosely, 53, was flying from Bukit Batu Pahat to Stadium Millennium with six others when he went missing yesterday about 2.45pm.


He was said to have gone above the 4,000-feet level due to strong wind but disappeared into the thick clouds.


A search and rescue operation was activated since yesterday involving more than 50 people from several agencies, including the police, firemen, district officers and members from the Kuala Kubu Baru paragliding club.