Mis­sing Au­stra­li­an hi­ker found af­ter 2 weeks

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

MALAYSIA - An Au­stra­li­an hi­ker who went mis­sing in Malaysia two weeks ago has been found ali­ve, au­tho­ri­ties told CNN.

A search and res­cue team found And­rew Gas­kelk at about 1 p.m. lo­cal ti­me in Malaysia’s Mu­lu Na­ti­o­nal Park, Fire Chief Law Poh Ki­ong told CNN.

Ki­ong, who cal­l­ed Gas­kell’s res­cue a mi­ra­cle, said the hi­ker was ‘qui­te weak,’ but was ab­le to eat so­me ti­dbits of food.

“I don’t think he had ta­ken food for al­most 10 days,” Law said.

Au­tho­ri­ties in Tas­ma­nia an­noun­ced that Gas­kell, 25, went mis­sing du­ring a hi­ke. Ne­ar­ly 70 pe­o­p­le had been searching for him for about six days. “The area whe­re he was go­ing hi­king does not ha­ve had good mo­bi­le co­ver­a­ge so his fa­mi­ly was ex­pec­ting to ha­ve dif­fi­cul­ties con­tac­ting him,” Gas­kell’s fa­mi­ly told Tas­ma­nia Po­li­ce.

(CNN/pho­to: tur­ner.com)

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