Home > News > Nation
Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 4:25:00 PM
Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 4:27:53 PM
KUCHING: A field trip turned tragic for a group of graduates when one of them died after suffering a seizure at Bako National Park near here.
On Sunday, one of 12 alumni members of Kolej Tengku Abdul Rahman (TAR) Kuala Lumpur surnamed Sim, contacted his father saying that his group was at the Yellow Blue site within the park.
He also mentioned that one of them had fallen unconscious and needed help to find their way out.
According to Tabuan Jaya Fire and Rescue officer-in-charge Tawang Lingem, Sim’s father immediately informed police about the incident.
"A rescue team was launched afterwards comprising police, Civil Defence Department personnel, fire-fighters and park rangers. When we located the victims, the unconscious female member was already dead," he said when contacted Monday.
The deceased was identified as Low Xie Yann, 20, from Taman Bukit Permata, Selangor.
"Her team-mates claimed that she seized and was frothing at her mouth before collapsing. Another fellow member also said Low had low blood pressure," Tawang said, adding that Low’s family had been informed about the incident.
He said the operation was delayed as rescuers had to pinpoint the location of the park visitors, as well as the changing of tides.
"We managed to bring the body to the park jetty around 5am to be brought to Sarawak General Hospital mortuary. The case is classified as sudden death for now, pending further investigation," he said.
Tawang urged visitors to Bako National Park to adhere to the rules and restrictions imposed by the operator.
"The graduates might have overlooked the signs or refused the service of park guides," he said, adding there were still areas at the park that did not have any trails.
Tags / Keywords:
Student, Death, Bako National Park
Tragic turn to graduates' field trip
Penang National Park ranked among the best in Asia
S’gor govt urged not to sell part of Shah Alam Botanical Garden
World music festival draws thousands
Uproar over macaque culling
Ignore extremist views and remain united, Najib tells Malaysians
Mariah Carey makes pizzas and shops in KL
Bukit Beruntung landslide: SMART team to assist in restoration
MH370: Finding plane remains priority, says Hisham
Rizalman due in NZ on Saturday over assault charges
'Twister' sends debris swirling through Klang skies
Mariah Carey gets six-figure retail therapy in Kuala Lumpur
Japan court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
Defenders sparkle as Leverkusen beat St Petersburg 2-0
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)