Johor police have rescued 2 Singaporeans who went missing in Gunung Pulai forest

Ms Lum Jie and Mr Dominick Tan sit on the ground after being rescued by Johor Police at Gunung Pulai forest.
Johor Polis Facebook page

Two Singaporeans who have been missing since Monday (Feb 5) have been found and rescued from Gunung Pulai forest in Johor Baru, local police confirmed on Thursday (Feb 8).

Ms Clarice Lum, also known as Lum Jie, and Mr Dominick Tan were spotted by a helicopter  near a lake.

Photos posted on Facebook show that Johor police reached the two lost hikers by boat.

Johor Police also posted photos the weary-looking duo after the rescue.

A police spokesperson reportedly told The Straits Times (ST) that the rescued hikers looked “exhausted and slightly dehydrated with cuts and bruises on their bodies but they could still converse and interact normally”.

The two 27-year-olds are believed to have entered the forested area at Gunung Pulai at about 12.40pm on Monday.

The pair made a distress call to police at 5:55pm on Monday after getting lost.

Ms Lum’s family members and friends in Singapore reported her missing when they did not hear from or see her on Tuesday.

A Facebook user by the name of Chloe Quek Yixuan sent out an appeal for information on the social media website.

“She is in Johor Baru as per police records but we have no leads about who she is or was with,” Ms Quek wrote.

Ms Lum’s friends also called for experienced hikers to help take part in the search for her.

According to ST, the search team was almost 100-strong on Wednesday.

Since news of the rescue broke on Thursday afternoon, many Facebook users have praised and thanked the Johor Police for their good work.