Search and rescue operation resumes for missing woman and granddaughter in Kuala Kubu Baharu


KUALA LUMPUR: The search and rescue operation for an elderly woman and her 12-year-old granddaughter, who were believed to have lost their way while trekking to a durian orchard in Bukit Buluh Telur, Kuala Kubu Baharu, Selangor, on Sunday (June 16), resumed on Monday (June 17) morning.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations, Ahmad Mukhlis Mokhtar, said the operation started at 8.30am with eight personnel from the Kuala Kubu Baharu Fire and Rescue Station.

"The search and rescue operation began as early as 8.30am, but the victims have not yet been found," he said when contacted by Bernama on Monday.

On Sunday, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Wan Md Razali Wan Ismail said the SAR was halted at 7.20pm due to darkness and rainy weather conditions at the location and would resume this morning.

Earlier, the woman called her son at noon to inform him that she was lost before her cell phone battery was believed to have run out.

Following the call, her eldest son made a police report at 3pm on Sunday. – Bernama

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