Shou Fugang, executive director and chief executive officer of China Bank of Communications Insurance Co., Ltd., lost contact on the 6th after traveling alone in Saigon this Sunday (12th).
The police, firefighters, civil security forces, and flight service teams came to search by sea, land and air for 5 consecutive days, and mobilized more than 1,000 people to search in a mountainous area of more than 40 square kilometers in Saigon West.
So far (17th) at 12:45 noon, the search and rescue team climbed and searched, and recovered the body of Shoufugang from the hillside near Danchai Mountain.
No suspicious injuries were found on the body. The police concluded that the deceased had an accident while walking up the mountain, and he fell to his feet and fell 50 meters from the hillside to his death.
The Director of the Fire Services Department, Chen Weiping, said that the Fire Department received a report at 5:11 pm on Monday (13th) that a man went hiking in Sai Kung this Sunday (12th) morning and then lost contact.
The prescription was to set up a joint command center in Pak Tam Chung, and based on the information obtained at the scene, including the hiking habits of the missing person and the mountain path around the scene, the operation was deployed after risk assessment, and the operation was deployed in the steep mountains of Sai Kung West. Trails, streams, jungles, and main mountain trail branches, conduct a large-scale search.
With the assistance of the police and the flight service team, the Fire Services Department also used drones to conduct aerial search and detection, searching more than 40 square kilometers.
Chen Weiping pointed out that the search operation is difficult because of the limited information available, such as the location of the missing and the hiking routes taken by the missing person.
Coupled with the repeated weather over the past few days, search and rescue personnel have to experience long periods of extremely hot weather and extensive thunderstorms, which increases the risk of search and rescue.
During the operation, the Fire Services Department dispatched mountain climbing rescue teams, support teams and search dogs, mobilized 551 personnel and 125 vehicles to carry out rescue operations.
The body was covered in a green tent.
(Photo by Yu Ruijing)
The deceased had no suspicious wounds on the 50-meter slope on the footpath of Dan Chai Shan
Chief Criminal Inspector Jiang Shiyun of the Eastern District Police said that at noon today, search and rescue personnel found a male body in the grass on a slope 50 meters down the trail near Danchai Mountain. The clothes on his body matched the clothes of the missing man when he went out. There was no loss of cash and credit cards inside.
The corpse had abrasions throughout the body, fractured legs, and no suspicious injuries were found.
The police inferred that the deceased was in an accident while walking on the mountain, falling down the slope and causing his death.
The police mobilized 400 officers in a row, and together with the Marine Police, they searched the piers in Sai Kung.
Qin Guoliang, counselor of the Civil Security Forces Mountain Search and Rescue Training Office, pointed out that during the operation, a mountain search and rescue team was sent to the country park, mobilizing 94 people and 10 vehicles.
He urged that citizens should walk in groups when hiking, avoid going alone, and always pay attention to the weather conditions and do what they can.
The missing person was a 59-year-old Chinese man. The police received the case on Monday (13th). His family members said he was scheduled to have dinner with his family on the night of his disappearance, but he did not go to a banquet, and he wore more clothes on the morning of the day. Dressed up in the mountains, he left his home in North Point alone and went hiking around Sai Kung.
Shou Fugang, 59, is a non-executive director of Bank of Communications International Holdings Limited, an executive director and chief executive officer of Bank of Communications Insurance of China.
The police stated that the victim disappeared after leaving his home in North Point on the morning of September 12, and his family made a report to the police the next day.
After the incident, the police, together with the Fire Service, the Flying Service and the Civil Aid Force, conducted search and rescue operations. At about 12:45 noon today, the firefighter found the victim on a slope of Tam Chai Shan in Sai Kung.
He was confirmed dead at the scene. It is preliminarily believed that the victim accidentally slipped and fell on the slope during the hike to the site. An autopsy will be conducted later to determine the cause of death.
The case is classified as "Dead Found".