Lost hiker found after 45-hour search by more than 200 police, NParks and PUB officers

Mr Ng Kang Leng being supported by rescuers.
Mr Ng Kang Leng being supported by rescuers. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Mr Ng Kang Leng being supported by rescuers.
Mr Ng Kang Leng being supported by rescuers.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Mr Ng Kang Leng being helped off a boat by rescuers.
Mr Ng Kang Leng being helped off a boat by rescuers. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
Mr Ng Kang Leng being carried by rescuers after getting off the boat.
Mr Ng Kang Leng being carried by rescuers after getting off the boat. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - A 76-year-old man who lost his way while hiking was found near Upper Peirce Reservoir on Monday (Sept 7) afternoon after a 45-hour search by the authorities.

Mr Ng Kang Leng had planned to walk from Dairy Farm Road towards MacRitchie Reservoir - his first time doing so - on Saturday afternoon.

After he lost his bearings, he called the police for help at about 6.50pm, but was unable to give specific details of his whereabouts.

More than 200 officers from the Singapore Police Force, the National Parks Board (NParks) and national water agency PUB were deployed to look for him.

They eventually located him at about 3.40pm on Monday, after combing both the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

He was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for a physical examination. He has also been reunited with his family members, who thanked the agencies involved.

NParks advises the public to stay on the designated trails while trekking and call the NParks helpline on 1800-471 7300 if they encounter any problems.