File photo of Deer Cave at Mulu National Park.
MIRI: A 66-year-old Dutch tourist who went missing with a local guide at Deer Cave in Mulu National Park yesterday (July 12) has been found dead inside the cave earlier today.
Marudi police chief, ASP Jaimi Husin when contacted confirmed the discovery.
He said a group of people from the base camp had gone to search for the two victims and found the German tourist known as Peter Hovercamp inside Deer Cave.
“Yes, the tourist was found today at around 7am. He is believed to have drowned due to a flash flood inside the cave,” said Jaimi.
The 20-year-old guide Roviezal Robin has yet to be found as of 9am.
Efforts to locate Roviezal are still underway, said Jaimi.
Rusa cave is located some 45 minutes away from base camp by foot.
Earlier it was reported that a Dutch tourist and a local guide went missing after a flash flood hit Deer Cave at around 5pm yesterday.
Eight other tourists who were in the group with Roviezal and Peter managed to get to higher ground.