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Jakarta Post

Missing climbers on Mt. Ciremai found safe

  • Nana Rukmana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 29 2009   /  11:51 am

A search and rescue team found the five remaining climbers lost on Mount Ciremai, West Java's highest peak, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, after they had gone missing for six days. Gembong, 37, Darso, 36, Iwan, 35, Didi, 28, and Hatmi, 33 - all from Bekasi, West Java - were found in a weakened state, while Iwan had scars and bruises on his arms and legs that he obtained when he fell. The five climbers were found on the Pasir Itis climbing track in the Cigowong sector of the mountain, at an elevation of 1,300 meters. They were evacuated to General Hospital 45 in Kuningan for immediate treatment. "We found them walking down from the Pesanggrahan sector. crossing a dried-up riverbed," said SAR team member Ayo Juhartono. "They were in a weakened condition." He added the climbers had managed to survive over the past six days by rationin...