IPOH (Bernama): A senior citizen who suffered severe head injuries after a fall while climbing Mount Korbu here on Sunday (April 21), has died.
Perak Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Zone 1 chief Mohd Khairul Jamil said 60-year-old Lee Khian Seng, who fell from a height of six metres, was confirmed dead by an officer from the Health Department at 9.10am on Monday (April 22).
According to him, the victim was taken out of the thick forest using a helicopter from the JBPM Air Unit.
He said 20 firemen from the Ipoh Fire and Rescue Station and six other members from the JBPM Air Unit were deployed to the scene.
“The victim was later confirmed dead by the Health Department today and his remains were handed over to the police,” Mohd Khairul said in a statement here.
He said the victim had been climbing with 12 other climbers and 11 guides since last Friday (April 19) and his department was only alerted of the incident at 10.29am Sunday. -Bernama