Police and Gurkha contingent search for 1 hour, find two hikers missing near Whitley Road

Wallace Woon
The Straits Times
Feb 24, 2024

Two hikers who went missing on the morning of Feb 24 were found after an hour-long search by police officers and the Gurkha contingent.

In a Facebook post on Feb 24, the police said that they were informed at around 11.40am that two people went missing in the forested area near Merryn Road, off Whitley Road.

“Officers from Tanglin Division and Gurkha Contingent were swiftly deployed to locate the missing persons,” the post added.

The missing pair were found unhurt at 12.55pm, the police said.

Police did not provide further details on the hikers.

On 24 February 2024 at about 11.40am, the Police were informed that two...

Posted by Singapore Police Force on Saturday, 24 February 2024

In April 2023, the police and Gurkha contingent were also deployed when two men went missing in MacRitchie Nature Trail and Reservoir Park.

The search, which also involved officers from the National Parks Board and national water agency PUB, was completed in 15 minutes, with the search party crossing the reservoir in a boat to enter the search zone from the coastline.

The police have advised the public to stay on designated trails while trekking for their own safety.

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