The China Post
Date: July 27, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A woman called the Taipei Fire Department for help Wednesday after
she and three others got lost while hiking up on Yangmingshan.
They found their way out and headed home soon after, but they forgot one important thing: to tell the fire department that they were safe.
Police officers and firefighters launched a search-and-rescue mission that continued for 24 hours after the distress call.
It started at 2:32 p.m. on Wednesday, when the Taipei City Fire Department received the call from the woman. She told the operator that she, another woman and two children had gotten lost while hiking to Qingtiangang (擎天崗) in Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園).
The woman said they couldn’t determine their exact position because they were surrounded by tall silvergrass. The call disconnected and the fire department was not able to contact the caller. [FULL STORY]