22-Year-Old German Tourist Falls To Death From The Peak Of Mount Kinabalu
A 22-Year-Old German Tourist Passed Away After Falling From The Peak Of Mount Kinabalu On Monday, 10 February 2014
Victoria Paulsen Was Climbing Mount Kinabalu With Four Other Tourists And A Guide
The woman was part of a group five tourist that scaled the mountain and joined up with another group of French tourist when the accident occurred.
Paulsen was studying at Xiamen University in China.thestar.com.my
Paulsen had climbed the peak to see the sunrise with other tourists including a guide and at least one male friend, Rahman said. Her body has been sent to a mortuary.vanguardngr.com
Paulsen Was Believed To Be Waiting For The Sun Rise At Low's Peak (4,095m) At 6am
She Was Taking Photographs When She Slipped On Loose Rocks And Fell 30m Down A Steep, Rocky Granite Slope
She was taking photographs from around the peak of the mountain (Low's Peak at 4,095m) when she slipped and fell.malaysiandigest.com
District police officer Rahman Kassim said Victoria Paulsen fell some 30 metres (100 feet) down a rocky surface from the peak of Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s highest mountains and a major tourist attraction in the eastern state of Sabah.vanguardngr.com
“The victim is believed to have suffered serious injuries to her head and legs but the actual cause of her death would be investigated,” he said.themalaymailonline.com
The Guide Believes Paulsen Had Climbed Over A Safety Rope Into A Cordoned-Off Area When She Fell
Meanwhile, Sabah Parks head of safety and enforcement Thomas Yussop said the victim was believed to have crossed the safety line in order to take pictures of the rising sun.themalaymailonline.com
The guide said Paulsen had climbed over a rope into a cordoned-off area when she slipped, Rahman told AFP but added that the police were still investigating the incident.channelnewsasia.com
After A Police Report Was Lodged At 7am, Kinabalu Park Rangers Started To Bring Down The Body Of The Victim. The Recovery Effort Took 11 Hours.
He said personnel from the Sabah Parks started to bring down the body of the victim after a report was lodged at the Ranau police headquarters at 7am.themalaymailonline.com
A team of rescuers climbed up the mountain to retrieve the body.nst.com.my
Efforts to recover the body from the slope was done from 7am by the Kinabalu Park rangers who took about 11-hours to eventually bring her down.thestar.com.my
The Body Is Awaiting Post-Mortem At The Ranau Hospital. Police Will Be In Contact With The German Embassy For Further Action.
The victim's body was brought at 6pm and currently placed at the Ranau Hospital mortuary and awaiting port-mortem,” he told Bernama, here today.
Abdul Rahman said police would be in contact with the German Embassy for further action.themalaymailonline.com
They classified the case as sudden death as they do not suspect any foul play.thestar.com.my
Fatal Accidents Rarely Occur In Mount Kinabalu, The Fifth Highest Mountain In Southeast Asia