Singaporean climber found dead in ravine at Mount Kinabalu

SINGAPORE: A climber from Singapore has been found dead after going missing on Mount Kinabalu.

Woon Tai Kiang was found early on Sunday (Oct 2) in a 150-metre-deep ravine near Sayat-Sayat, a checkpoint on the way up to the summit.

He was reported missing on Saturday while training for the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon.

Ranau police chief DSP Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah said Woon’s body was discovered at 7.30am by the Mountain Search and Rescue (MOSAR) and Sabah Parks search and rescue team.

“The body is still at Ranau Hospital and will be moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu for a post-mortem,” he told Bernama.

DSP Mohd Farhan said authorities are still investigating the cause of death.

The Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon will be held on Oct 16.

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