A Penang man was found dead today, 17 September on the slopes of Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang after an early morning hike. The victim identified as Ooi Hock Eng, 51, from Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas was found by another hiker.
A spokesman for the Operations Center (PGO) of the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) Penang said their department received a call at 6.39am before a team of officers and members from the Paya Terubong Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) rushed to the scene.
“As soon as the fire brigade arrived, the victim was found unconscious in the hillside area, the medical team from the Health Ministry who conducted the examination on the man confirmed that he had died.”
Bernama reported that the victim’s body has been sent to the Penang Hospital for an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.
Death can truly never be predicted and incidents like these serve as a reminder of how fragile life is. Our deepest condolences to the victim’s family.