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Search and rescue: Rescuers are seen at the trail leading to the forest where the four children and the man went missing in Baling.
BALING: Four children who followed a man into Bukit Wang Kerbau, Gunung Inas, to look for pig-tailed macaques have been found after being missing for more than a day.
Mohd Hafiz Ridzuan, 14, Ainna Nadia Mat Dahari, 13 and her brother Ahmad Mohd Mat Dahari, 11, and Rohaizat Jamaluddin, 10, were found by search and rescue members at 7.20pm yesterday, but the man has yet to be found.
They were admitted to the Kulim Hospital for observation as they were weak and suffered from dehydration.
The children were apparently approached by the man, known to them only as Datuk Mansor, who offered to take them to the forest to look for the macaques at 4pm on Tuesday.
State Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Mohd Ridzuan Nut Jamudin said the children were found about 800m from where they went missing, adding that the man was still missing, but the search would continue today.
The search and rescue operation, involving a helicopter, 73 firemen, Rela and civil defence personnel with two dogs and a group of villagers, started at 11am yesterday.
Baling MP Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim was also involved in the search.
One of the missing children’s father, Mat Dahari Jahaya, 57, said he went out to look his daughter Aina Nadia and son Ahmad Mohd after they failed to return home by 7pm on Tuesday.
“I searched for them until about 10pm but couldn’t find them. I then lodged a police report at the Malau police station.
“Police told me that two other children were also missing after they followed a man into the forest,” he said.
Ridzuan Md Din, 38, the father of Mohd Hafiz, said he teamed up with the villagers to search for the children until late at night.
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