Man, 57, lost for four days while plucking durians in Jurong found uninjured

Mr Low Ah Kay was found around noon on Monday, dehydrated but uninjured.
Mr Low Ah Kay was found around noon on Monday, dehydrated but uninjured.PHOTOS: LIANHE WANBAO, WANBAO READER

SINGAPORE - A 57-year-old man, who went missing last Thursday (July 6) after going to pick durians, was found in a forested area along Kranji Expressway on Monday at noon, four days after the police put up a missing person notice.

Mr Low Ah Kay was last seen at Block 498, Jurong West Street 41 at about 8.30am on July 6, the police previously said in their appeal for information.

He was last seen wearing an off-white coloured shirt, long pants and yellow boots.

Mr Low is believed to have gone to a forested area in Jurong on his motorcycle to pick durians, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Monday.

After he went missing, the police and his family searched for him. His daughter Samantha told citizen journalism site Stomp in a report on Saturday that her father had mild dementia and had suffered a stroke in the past.

His family and friends continued their search on Sunday at a forested area along Jurong Road, Wanbao said.

There were at least five police vehicles when Wanbao arrived at the scene on Sunday night. Police officers were seen leading dogs on the search.

Ten of Mr Low's friends and family were waiting outside the brush for news. The Straits Times understands that the police search went on for 12 hours, beginning on Sunday from 4pm and ending on Monday at 4am.

Operations resumed at 9am, and the police on Monday said in a statement that Mr Low was found at about 12pm that day.

ST understands that Mr Low was taken semi-conscious to Ng Teng Fong Hospital.