Mulu cave flood: Dutch tourist dead, guide missing, eight others safe (Updated)


Dutch tourist dead and local guide missing in Mulu cave with search and rescue underway

MIRI: A tourist from Holland, Peter Hans Hoverkamp, 66, was found drowned in a river inside a cave in Mulu National Park on Saturday (July 13).

Roviezal Robin, 20, a local Sarawakian tour guide, is still missing.

The tourist and the local guide were swept away in the Mulu cave river in northern Sarawak at about 6pm on Friday (July 12) due to a sudden flash flood.

Eight other tourists are said to have escaped the floods that happened in Deer Cave.

Initial information said Hoverkamp was from Germany.

Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said Hoverkamp was found drowned.

"The tourist is from Holland. His body was found at 6.40am inside the cave.

"The search for Robin is ongoing.

The search team headed by Supt Law is made up of 16 members, including Sarawak Bomba's Storm (special search-and-rescue unit) unit.

The police notified Bomba on the incident at 6pm Friday.

Bomba Miri also deployed a helicopter to the scene on Saturday morning.

Mulu is about 200km inland from Miri city.

>This story has been amended to correct some information.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Four suspects, including a policeman, nabbed for alleged robbery in JB
Cop found murdered with gunshot to head in Sibu
'Great mosque' once existed beneath A' Famosa, says Perzim
Senior cop linked to Nicky Gang released on bail
Former military intelligence head fined RM70,000 for corruption
Maqis hands over almost 10 tonnes of seized frozen meat to Zoo Negara
Covid-19: 2,448 private facilities registered as vaccination centres, 299 ready for operation
Covid-19: No sports, recreational activities allowed in MCO areas for two weeks
FT Ministry identifies bazaars, malls visited by hundreds of Covid-19-positive individuals, close contacts
Klang Valley roadblocks will follow district borders, says IGP

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers