Malaysian Doctor Who Was Rescued From One Of Nepal's Most Dangerous Mountains Has Died
A Singapore-based Malaysian doctor who was stranded on Nepal's Mount Annapurna has died a week after he was rescued
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."
"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
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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