MMEA officer missing in Telaga Tujuh found safe

MMEA officer Mohd Ridhaudden Rosman is found safe at 5pm today after losing his way while descending Gunung Matchincang, Langkawi, on Wednesday. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 25, 2023.

A MALAYSIAN Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) officer who was believed to have gone missing while climbing Telaga Tujuh, Gunung Matchincang in Langkawi yesterday afternoon was found safe.

Langkawi district police chief Shariman Ashari said Mohd Ridhaudden Rosman, 32, who is attached to the search and disaster relief division of Putrajaya MMEA was found at 5pm today.

He said Ridhaudden is believed to have taken the wrong route when while descending from the mountain but the MMEA officer managed to get down to the cable car parking area and contacted his wife who was at the mountain control post.

“The victim’s wife then informed the rescue team of her husband’s position. The victim only suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for further treatment,” he said in a statement tonight.

Earlier, the media reported that police received a report regarding the disappearance of the officer at 12.47am early today.

Shariman was quoted as saying that Ridhaudden, who was on assignment in Langkawi for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2023, was believed to have ascended the mountain alone. – Bernama, May 25, 2023.

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