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51-Year-Old Dies While Hiking On Penang Hill

The fire department was alerted at around 6.39am.

Cover image via New Straits Times

In an incident that happened earlier this morning, 17 September, a hiker collapsed and died while hiking at Penang Hill

According to the documents found on him, the man was from Sungai Ara in Bayan Lepas.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a team of paramedics from the Paya Terubong Fire and Rescue Department, that was alerted by the public at around 6.39am.

The man was still alive when firefighters arrived at the scene

"When the rescue team arrived, we found the victim was seated unconsciously at the Middle Station of the hill," a Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said in a statement, according to The Star.

The spokesperson said checks by paramedics, however, found the victim lifeless.

"(But) when the paramedics checked on the man, they (declared that he had died)."

According to operations officer Mohd Fadlan Mohd Fauzi, a team of nine personnel then took the remains down the hill, reported New Straits Times.

At the time of writing this story, the cause of death has not been ascertained.

Firemen and medical personnel attend to the man who was found unconscious along the Penang Hill hiking track. He was later declared dead.

Image via New Straits Times

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