Indonesian rescued after fall in Pingtung
An Indonesian female intern at Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital in Taipei suffered a fall in the coastal area of Chiupeng in Manchou, Pingtung County Sunday, requiring the National Airborne Service Corps to deploy a helicopter to airlift her to a hospital.
The 39-year-old woman, Nina Irawam, was found to be suffering from several abrasions after being hospitalized. She told Coast Guard personnel she fell unconscious after falling and when she came to, found herself on the rocky seashore and too weak to walk.
Irawam was hiking alone in the Nanjen Mountain area when she fell. She was spotted by anglers fishing on the shore, who in- formed the local fire department.
Coast Guard officers and firefighters reached the location after nearly two hours of searching but found the place inaccessible by ambulance, which necessitated the mobilization of the helicopter.
She was recovering well from the local hospital and will be sent back to Taipei for further treatment, local police said.