76 year-old Mr Ng Kang Leng, an avid hiker and volunteer with several nature groups here, tried to hike from Dairy Farm Road towards MacRitchie Reservoir last Saturday. However, he lost his way and had to resort to calling the Police for assistance just before 7PM on the same day.
This resulted in an extensive 45-hour search by rescue teams, involving more than 200 officers from the Police, PUB and National Parks Board. Officers combed through the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve because Mr Ng could not give an exact location of his whereabouts. This was the first time Mr Ng was attempting the route.
Mr Ng was eventually located at about 3.40pm today in the vicinity of Upper Pierce Reservoir.
Mr Ng was conveyed to Ng Teng Fong Hospital for a physical examination and was returned safely to his family.