39yo M’sian Man Faints And Dies During Hiking Trip At Gunung Baling

He was found at a height of 200m above sea level.
Hiking is a sport that many would find refreshing and beneficial for one’s health as it helps one to sweat it out as well as build their body’s strength and resilience.

Sadly for a young man, a hiking excursion at Gunung Baling, Kedah, turned fatal for him after he suddenly lost consciousness and subsequently died.

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39yo M’sian man faints and dies during hiking trip

According to NST, the tragedy took place today, where the rescue team from the Baling Fire and Rescue Department received several distress calls at around 12.13pm.

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29yo m'sian faints and dies while hiking at gunung baling
Photo via Fire and Rescue Department

Its chief Mohd Jamil Mat Daud said the team was dispatched to the scene following the calls and found the 39-year-old victim in an unconscious state at a height of 200m above sea level.

“The victim lost consciousness while coming down from the mountain with his friends and the rescue team scaled to the location where the victim was located.

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“However, the victim was later pronounced dead by officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH),” he said in a statement.

Dead body
For illustration purposes only. Photo via Freepik

Jamil added that the victim’s body was handed over to the police for further action and a post-mortem examination will be conducted at the Kulim Hospital.

Our condolences to the victim’s family for their loss and we hope they will be able to move on from this tragedy.


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