Malaysian Doctor Who Was Rescued From One Of Nepal's Most Dangerous Mountains Has Died

Singapore-based Malaysian Dr Chin Wui Kin had been stranded at the summit for over 43 hours.

Cover image via Chin Wui Kin/Facebook (Edited by SAYS)

A Singapore-based Malaysian doctor who was stranded on Nepal's Mount Annapurna has died a week after he was rescued

Dr Chin Wui Kin on Summit Imja Tse.

Image via Wui Kin Chin/Facebook

48-year-old Dr Chin Wui Kin passed away yesterday, 2 May, at the National University Hospital, Singapore.

Malay Mail reported that Dr Chin was a visiting senior anaesthesiology consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital prior to his passing.

Dr Chin had been stranded at the summit of Nepal's Mount Annapurna for over 43 hours, after being separated from his group

Although the extent of his injuries are unclear, an emergency physician in Nepal who treated Dr Chin upon his rescue said he was in "critical condition".

According to The Malaysian Insight, Mediciti Hospital emergency physician Dr Sanij Singh told AFP, "His heart rate and temperature were very low when we received him. He is suffering from severe hypothermia and has frostbite on his hands and feet."

Dr Chin Wui Kin at Lake Manasarovar near Mount Kailash, Tibet.

Image via Wui Kin Chin/Facebook

"His condition is critical… We are doing what we can," Dr Sanij said, adding that the patient could potentially "lose his limbs".

Mount Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain in the world, but is also one of the deadliest to climb. According to NASA, it has a fatality rate of 32%

Based on his Facebook posts, Dr Chin was an avid adventurer who enjoyed and managed to conquer many summits

Dr Chin Wui Kin at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014.

Image via Wui Kin Chin/Facebook

Various photos show him at the summits of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro.

In his last post on Tuesday, 21 April, Dr Chin said, "Reached camp 3 at 16:00 HR, after 9.5 hours climb. It was scary at the ice cliff, I am glad to make it up to camp 3. The heavy snow had set in."

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