Wednesday, June 26

Missing Australian found alive at Mulu National Park

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MIRI: Missing Australian engineer Andrew James Gaskell, 26, has been found alive at Mulu National Park.

Gaskell, who had gone missing on Oct 20, was found alive at Camp 1 at the park, confirmed Zone 6 Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) station chief Supt Law Poh Kiong.

He is currently receiving treatment at Miri Hospital.

According to Bomba assistant fire superintendent Ahmad Fissol Ismail, Gaskell was found in a weakened condition by the search and rescue (SAR) team’s ground party at approximately 12.30pm today (Nov 1).

After being examined by medical personnel upon arrival at Mulu Airport, apart from being emaciated from his ordeal, it was discovered that he also had maggots embedded in one leg.

Gaskell was also conscious and able to speak to his rescuers.

Bomba assistant fire superintendent Ahmad Fissol Ismail speaks to the media after finding missing Australian Andrew James Gaskell at Mulu National Park. Footage shot by BP/Jenifer Laeng