Three hikers reported lost while trekking down Gunung Panti in Kota Tinggi

KOTA TINGGI: Two men and a local woman are believed to have lost their way while trekking down Gunung Panti here on Thursday (Sept 1) evening.

Senior Fire Officer Il Nasrul Jalil said one of the victims made a report to inform the authorities via mobile phone that they had lost their way while descending Gunung Panti at about 4.53pm Thursday.

Nasrul also said all three are experienced hikers and are used to trekking and they had started their hike at about 7am.

“Ten officers were despatched to the scene. And upon arrival, the Operation Exit Team (PKO) discovered that the victims comprised two men and a woman in their early twenties who started trekking earlier today. They were believed lost.

“However, the three victims can still be contacted. They just could not find their way down the mountain,” he said in a statement Thursday.

He added that the PKO is actively conducting a search in the area to find the victims. – Bernama