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Missing Malaysia teenagers found after flares fired

Bukit Lembu forest

Search and Rescue teams in Malaysia using flares found five missing young adults.

The five, all aged 18, who were out on a fishing trip, were found in a forest early one morning at Bukit Lembu, Kedawang, near Kuah, after being reported missing, reports the Sun website.

Langkawi district deputy police chief DSP Mahani Mohamed, explains, "They were found in the forest area at the Bukit Malut Dam in good and healthy condition.”

Searchers including the police, Civil Defense Force (APM) and the Langkawi Fire and Rescue Department, used flare guns to illuminate the area during the search.

Kedah Fire and Rescue public relations officer Mohamad Mustakim Mukhtar said the five teenagers were exhausted when found.

The image, showing part of the forest, is courtesy of Google Maps.

Feb 19, 2018