KOTA KINABALU: The Fire and Rescue Department assisted two injured female climbers to descend Mount Kinabalu in Kundasang on Tuesday (March 28).
In the first case, a call was received at 8.40am from the Panalaban substation, alerting about the victim who suffered an ankle injury.
“A Sabah Parks officer reported that the 34-year-old victim has a swollen ankle, and early treatment was done by the department’s Mosar (Mountain Search and Rescue) team assisted by two mountain guides and the Sabah Parks officer.
“The victim also complained about pain in her knee and being unable to walk.
“After wrapping her ankle with a bandage, they carried her down in a stretcher and the victim was sent to the hospital in a Sabah Parks vehicle for further treatment.
“The operation ended at 12.28pm,” said the department spokesman.
In the second incident, a climber sustained injury on her right foot at KM3.7. A report was received at 12.38pm.
“Early treatment was given by wrapping her foot with a bandage, and the 31-year-old victim was carried down using a stretcher.
“The victim was sent to the hospital in an ambulance for further treatment and the operation ended at 5.08pm,” said the spokesman, adding that the operation was also assisted by a mountain guide and two Sabah Parks officers.
In a separate case, the Fire and Rescue Department rescued a man who fell into the sea after his boat capsized due to strong waves.
The incident took place in the waters in front of the Semporna floating fire station. A report was received at 2.11pm.
“The victim was brought into the team’s Kevlar KCB-11 boat and the capsized vessel was also towed to the beach.
“The operation ended at 2.38pm,” said the spokesman without providing more details of the victim.