Celebrity hiker dies of suspected hypothermia in central Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/21
By: Wu Che-hao and Ko Lin

Image taken from Gigi Wu’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ggwu.wcy

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) An internet celebrity from Taipei renowned for taking photos of herself in a bikini after hiking up mountain peaks across Taiwan died Monday from suspected hypothermia, after a fall in central Taiwan, Nantou County Fire Department said that day.

Identified as Gigi Wu (吳季芸), the woman’s body was found in a gorge at Penjushan at about noon, but rescuers said she showed no signs of life by the time they reached her, according to Lin Cheng-yi (林正宜), head of the Third Squadron of the Nantou fire department.

Wu called for assistance on her satellite phone on Saturday, indicating she was in distress and unable to move after falling into a 30-meter deep gorge at Penjushan.

However, poor weather conditions prevented the rescue team deployed to find Wu from using a helicopter so they set out on foot.    [FULL  STORY]

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