A Singaporean man who went hiking with four of his family members near Gunung Pulai waterfalls slipped from a 20m high ledge to his death this afternoon (3 Jul). The accident happened this afternoon near a stream in the recreational forest. The man, Mr Cho Kah Loong, 47, sustained severe head injury from the fall.
Mr Cho and his family members did not take the trekking route provided to the waterfalls, but instead took a steep terrain along a stream. Besides Mr Cho, a woman and a girl also fell and sustained injuries. The ledge from which Mr Cho fell had big rocks beneath it.
Kulai Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Khairi Zainuddin confirmed that they received a distress call at 12.55pm today and deployed a six-man team for the rescue. “When we arrived at the scene, there were three victims at the foot of the hill. Two of them , a woman and a girl were conscious but injured.
“The third victim was a man who was pronounced dead by a Kulai hospital paramedic who was also dispatched to the scene,” he said.
The injured woman and girl, as well as the remains of Mr Cho were later sent to the Kulai hospital.