Hiker, 51, found dead at Penang Hill

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GEORGE TOWN: A 51-year-old hiker collapsed and died while hiking at Penang Hill, Ayer Itam on Thursday (Sept 17).

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The victim from Bayan Lepas, was pronounced dead by a team of paramedics at the scene.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said they received a call from the public at about 6.30am, informing about the incident.

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“When the rescue team arrived, we found the victim was seated unconsciously at the Middle Station of the hill,” he said in a statement.

The spokesperson said checks by paramedics, however, found the victim lifeless.

A team of nine firemen then conducted a size-up at the scene to bring the remains down the hill.

The operation ended at about 8.35am. -The Star

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