The two Singaporean hikers who had gone missing on a Johor mountain on Monday (5 February) have been successfully rescued, said the Johor police on their Facebook page on Thursday.
Photos taken via helicopter showed search and rescue personnel in a boat pulling Dominick Tan Chang Xiang and Lum Jie out of the water in the Gunung Pulai area. The 27-year-olds were found to be safe and appeared to have no injuries, said the Johor police.
The pair had earlier been spotted after a helicopter, dogs, a boat and some 50 rescue personnel were deployed as part of the search operations.
Volunteers from Singapore and Malaysia climbing groups were also involved in the search and rescue operations. A Facebook post by one of Lum’s friends on Wednesday had called for experienced hikers to help in the search.
Johor police chief Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd had earlier told reporters that the local authorities had never taken this long to find a missing person in the Gunung Pulai Forest Reserve.