Worker found with fractured leg after going missing in Sarawak jungle

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  • Sunday, 15 Nov 2020

A worker inspecting gas pipeline in Baram district was found after he went missing for a day.

MIRI: A worker with a gas pipeline company who went missing in the jungle in northern Sarawak's Baram district has been rescued.

The worker - Douglas Tibi - went missing along a hill slope near the Long Jegan settlement five hours away from Miri on Friday (Nov 13) evening and was rescued on Saturday (Nov 14).

In a statement, the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department said that he was brought to the Long Lama clinic and suffered a fractured leg due to a fall.

"The worker was carrying out inspection works along the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline route in the jungles near Long Jegan when he went missing. He was with a team of workers carrying out safety inspection along a 4km-long section of the pipeline at a slope, ” said the department.

It added that other workers reported that he went missing on Friday.

"On Saturday, the Miri Fire and Rescue Department deployed a search and rescue team to the site.

The missing man was found with the help of drones owned by Petronas," the department said, adding that the man was found about two kilometres away from the place he was reported missing.

The 600km Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline project owned by Petronas is meant for channeling gas from Sabah to the Bintulu Port in northern Sarawak for processing and export.

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