Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | 13:04 WIB

Malaysian Climber Rescued after Surviving for Two Days at Mount Annapurna

Malaysian Climber Rescued after Surviving for Two Days at Mount Annapurna (hiketonepal)

KATHMANDU, NETRALNEWS.COM - A rescue helicopter has rescued a Malaysian mountain climber from Mount Annapurna in western Nepal on Friday, where he was stranded for two days after climbing the tenth highest mountain in the world this week, officials said.

Wui Kin Chin, a 48-year-old anesthesiologist, reached the 8,091-meter high peak along with 31 other international climbers on Tuesday but then failed to descend to the camp below.

A helicopter pilot saw him on Thursday waving from a height of about 7,500 meters. Four Sherpa saviors climbed to where he was and took him down to the camp below. Chin was then taken on the helicopter.

Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, who provided local support for the mountain climber, said Chin was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu on Friday.

"He was unconscious but critical," Mingma told Reuters without giving details of how the climber had survived on the mountain for two nights before the rescuers reached it.

Rescuers say bad weather and the process of obtaining approval from insurance companies cause delays in help, as reported by Antara, Friday (4/26/2019)