Taiwanese hiker missing for eight days sent SOS made from stones

After scaling Baigu Mountain the hiker got lost and has not been found despite search and rescue efforts

Taiwan News
Dat: 2021/01/03
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Nantou County Fire Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man in his 50s who went on a single-day mountain climbing trip on the border of Taichung City and Nantou County on Dec. 26 is still missing after eight days.

The man, surnamed Chen, joined a group to climb Baigu Mountain, which has an elevation of 3,341 meters, from a trailhead in Ren-ai Township, Nantou County, CNA reported. Around noon, Chen and his party made it to the summit, where they had photos taken.

However, during the trip down the mountain, he wandered off. He then sent messages to the other group members saying he was lost. The group waited for him at the trailhead until deep into the night, to no avail, and reported him missing the next day.    [FULL  STORY]

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