Friday, August 12

Injured British climber rescued

Mosar team carrying the victim down Mount Kinabalu on Tuesday evening.

Mosar team carrying the victim down Mount Kinabalu on Tuesday evening.

KOTA KINABALU: A British citizen was rescued by Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) team while climbing
Mount Kinabalu in Ranau on Tuesday.

Imran Ahmed Syed, 43, was said to have injured his leg while on the way to the mountain around 4pm.

State Fire and Rescue Department public relation officer Superintendent Mohd Affendy Ramli said the Ranau Fire and Rescue Station was informed of the incident at 4.23pm and immediately sent an emergency respond services (EMR) team to Ranau.

“Several Mosar teams, who are also mountain guides, were escorting visitors up the mountain when one of the climbers sustained a leg injury at Km 5.3 of Mount Kinabalu.

“The Mosar teams then performed first-aid, carried the victim down the mountain and met up with Fire and Rescue personnel at Km 3.2 and continued down the mountain until Timpohan Gate where the victim was taken to Ranau Hospital for treatment,” he said, adding that the victim was reported to be in stable condition.

The Mosar teams are auxiliary firefighters under the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department.

Mosar was first established in Sabah following the June 5 earthquake in 2015.

Currently, there are 40 Mosar members comprising full time mountain guides or ‘malim gunung’, and their tasks are to escort visitors up Mount Kinabalu as well as provide search and rescue operation in in the event of an emergency.