Hiker dies on hiking trip to Gunung Baling

Photo credit: Gunung Baling Facebook

BALING, March 5: A 39-year-old man died while hiking on Gunung Baling here today. 

Baling Fire and Rescue Station Chief Deputy Commander Mohd Jamil Mat Daud said a distress call was received at 12.13 pm, informing that the victim had lost consciousness while hiking with friends. 

“A team of personnel was dispatched to the location and the victim was brought down to the foot of the mountain.

“However, the man was pronounced dead by Health Ministry medical officers,” he said in a statement.

The body was handed over to the police, he added.