Australian tourist rescued from Sarawak national park after almost two weeks of search

Australian tourist Andrew Gaskell being placed in an ambulance after being found in Mulu National Park.
Australian tourist Andrew Gaskell being placed in an ambulance after being found in Mulu National Park. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MIRI (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Australian tourist Andrew Gaskell, who went missing in Mulu National Park in Sarawak, was found alive on Monday (Oct 31).

Search and rescue teams had combed the Mulu summit in an effort to find Mr Gaskell, who had been missing since Oct 20 after embarking on a solo trek.

"Yes, he has been rescued," said Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong.

 
 

Mr Gaskell arrived at the Miri Hospital's emergency ward at about 3pm on Tuesday, after being flown out from Mulu by helicopter.

More than 60 personnel were involved in the search-and-rescue effort, including those from the Fire and Rescue Department, the police, the civil defence force, as well as Sarawak Forestry rangers.

The Mulu National Park, a Unesco world heritage site, has networks of vast caves, underground rivers and steep mountains, as well as sharp limestone walls.