MIRI (Bernama): A German tourist who was reported missing during a flash flood in Deer Cave (Gua Rusa) at the Mulu National Park was found dead at 7am on Saturday (July 13).
Miri Fire and Rescue Station chief Law Poh Kiong said Peter Hoverkamp, 66, who was lost together with local tour guide Roviezal Robin, 20, was found by the search-and-rescue team at the Mulu Gua Rusa river.
“Firemen are heading there in an M17 helicopter belonging from the department’s air unit,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
Law added that the search-and-rescue operations were still being conducted this morning for Roviezal, with the latest report saying that there were 15 people in the cave and five at the cave opening involved in the search.
The victim and the tour guide were reported missing at 5.50pm on Friday (July 12) when the flash flood occurred. – Bernama