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Central Weather Bureau staff rescue hiker on Yushan on Christmas Eve

Woman who lost her way near Yushan’s north peak found by weather station workers

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Central Weather Bureau staff at Yushan weather station rescues lost hiker near Yushan North peak. (Facebook, Central Weather Bureau photo)

Central Weather Bureau staff at Yushan weather station rescues lost hiker near Yushan North peak. (Facebook, Central Weather Bureau photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Staff members working at the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) Yushan weather station joined a search-and-rescue mission after a hiker reportedly lost her way on Friday (Dec. 24).

The woman was on her way back from Yushan’s North Peak with her husband but got lost due to fog, CNA reported. Her husband noticed she was missing as he approached Paiyun Lodge, and he reported the incident to emergency services.

According to the CWB, the woman’s cellphone signal showed she was located in the valley west of the weather station at a depth of around 300 meters. CWB employees Wu Chin-tai (吳金臺) and Fang En-hui (方恩輝) immediately headed out to join the rescue after getting the notification at 4:09 p.m., and Lee Cheng-chi (李正紀) helped facilitate communication by the cliff.

At 5:36 p.m., the CWB staff found the lost hiker and led her back to the weather station, which entailed a steep climb in the dark and cold.

By the time the woman arrived at the station, it was 7:24 p.m. She spent the night there to recover from the physical exertion and returned to Paiyun Lodge the following morning.

Central Weather Bureau staff rescue hiker on Yushan on Christmas Eve
CWB staff guide lost hiker to weather station. (Facebook, CWB photo)

Central Weather Bureau staff rescue hiker on Yushan on Christmas Eve
Emergency services located lost hiker's phone signal near Yushan weather station. (Facebook, CWB image)


Updated : 2022-05-20 13:40 GMT+08:00