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Dead Victims at Carstensz Pyramid in Papua Evacuated
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 | 20:04 WIB
Dead Victims at Carstensz Pyramid in Papua Evacuated

TEMPO.COTimika - Two rescue helicopters were sent to evacuate the body of the hiker identified as Ahmad Hadi who died at the Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, on Tuesday, October 10. The helicopters flown to the scene were the Asian One Air and Airfast helicopters.

Head of Timika Search and Rescue (SAR) team Monce Brury said that both helicopters on 07:00 Eastern Indonesia Times, was dispatched to the Yellow Valley near Carstensz Pyramid, Papua. The evacuation team on both helicopters consists of the Timika SAR team and the Emergency Response personnel from Freeport Indonesia.

Monce said that the Asian One Air will evacuate the deceased meanwhile the team aboard the Airfast helicopter will evacuate the friends of the victim and their hiking equipment. 

Papua Police Spokesman Commissioner AM Kamal said that Ahmad Hadi died because of his illness on Sunday evening of October 8. “Based on the information we received, the victim died from his illness. It is believed to be because of hypoxia during his descent from the Carstensz Pyramid on the same day at roughly around 21:00 Eastern Indonesia Times,” said Kamal.

Ahmad Hadi is said to have hiked the Papua's mountain together with a foreign national from Norwegia Beathe Johannssen and another Indonesian hiker Aris; they started their ascend on Thursday, October 5. Ahmad Hadi lived in Kampung Baru, Jakarta.


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