Body of former Pegatron VP found on fourth day of search: autopsy reveals fatal injuries

Search and rescue personnel yesterday found the body of a retired tech company executive who went missing while hiking Saturday, March 26, and an autopsy today revealed that he had died after falling and breaking his neck. Search team members from the New Taipei Fire Department found the body of Tsai Chin-kuo at the bottom of a slope around 50 meters below a hiking trail in the Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area in Sanxia District, New Taipei City, at around

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Search for missing retired Pegatron VP enters third day

133 search and rescue personnel gathered at a trailhead in New Taipei City this morning before dividing into search parties to cover 12 routes as a search for a missing hiker enters the third day today, Tuesday, March 29. Tsai Chin-kuo (蔡進國), the 64-year-old former senior vice-president of the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Pegatron, was reported missing Sunday, after failing to return from a one-day hike in the Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area in Sanxia District on Saturday, March 26.

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One body located after two hikers fall from trail in Central Mountain Range

An aerial search has located the body of one of two hikers who fell from a trail on a mountain in central Taiwan this morning, February 26. The Hsinchu County Fire Department and Taichung City Fire Department dispatched a joint search and rescue operation involving 10 personnel and a helicopter, after receiving a report of the accident on Pintian Mountain on the border of the two counties, at around 11:00 am. According to reports, a group of six hikers on

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Police find 1 of 3 missing river tracers: search for 2 continues

Taitung County police have found one man who was a member of a river tracing group reported missing yesterday, and will continue to search for the remaining two missing men, who they believe were washed away while attempting to wade across a stream. On Friday, December 10, the three men, named Hsu, Du, and Luo, began a three day hike and river tracing trip aiming to reach Lulu Hot Springs in a remote mountain area in Haiduan Township. On the

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Search continues for hiker missing in mountains for 14 days

Firefighters, aircrews, and civilian volunteers are searching for a man who was last seen when he left a group of fellow hikers in a remote mountain area of Hualien County, November 24. The 52-year-old man, named Lee, left his group of 8 hikers, and turned back on the second day of a hike, feeling that he lacked the physical stamina to keep up. The other hikers continued, and when they reached a ridgeline and had network coverage on November 27,

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Expat trail runner finds remains of another missing hiker in remote mountain area

A Czech national resident of Taiwan is gaining a reputation for tracking down lost hikers after finding the remains of a missing man in the mountains of Nantou County, yesterday, Monday, November 8. Petr Novotny, who runs the outdoor sports company Beast Runners came to media attention when he joined the search for a missing off-road motorcyclist in the mountains of Hsinchu County in September this year. In the same month Novotny joined the search for a 60-year-old man named

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2 adults, 4 children missing after flash flood in New Taipei City

Search and rescue operations are continuing Sunday morning after a group of adults and students attending a nature camp were swept away by a flash flood in Shuangxi District, New Taipei City, Saturday afternoon. New Taipei City Fire Department received reports that a group of students and teachers had been swept away by a sudden surge of water in a stream on the Hubao Pond Trail at 4:38 pm. A group of 31 people taking part in a nature camp

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16 people trapped at Mystery Beach Sea Cave overnight airlifted to safety at dawn

A group of 16 people spent the night on a rock ledge above a beach in Yilan County after being trapped by rising waves generated by Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu, yesterday, October 10. The group of six men, five women, and 5 children, drove to the Mystery Beach Sea Cave in four vehicles at around 11:00 am Sunday, October 10, the second day of a three-day National Day long weekend. When the group attempted to leave on the return journey

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Air, land, sea search for missing intoxicated Brit ends with good news

An air, land, and sea search for a man who was believed missing after leaving a beachside bar in Kenting to go swimming this morning was called off when he was found asleep in his hotel room. According to reports, the 35-year-old British resident of Kaohsiung City left his wallet, phone, and clothing at the bar to go for a swim in South Bay, but failed to return. The bar owner found the man’s belongings when he was about to

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Off-road motorcyclist found weak and hungry after 6 days lost in wilderness

A man who went missing in a remote mountain district in Hsinchu County 6 days ago has been found alive, Hsinchu County Fire Department reported today. The 30-year-old man named Qi went missing while riding an off road motorcycle on the Gaotai Mountain Trail, Saturday, September 11. 170 people including volunteers and fire department personnel have been searching daily for Qi since Sunday. Reports today, September 17, say Qi was located by using a drone with an aerial camera at

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Reward offered for finding motorcyclist missing in mountains

Friends and colleagues of a man who has been missing in a mountain district of Hsinchu County since Saturday have raised money to offer as a reward to anybody who finds him. The 30-year-old man named Qi disappeared after becoming separated from friends while they were riding off-road motorcycles in Jianshi Township in the afternoon of September 11. According to reports, Qi and friends met to ride on trails at Gaotai Mountain at around 9:30 am Saturday. At around 1:00

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