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British national reported missing on Tioman Island

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British national reported missing on Tioman Island
JOHARI: The police have sought the assistance of the General Operations Force to conduct a search-and-rescue operation, with the aid of tracker dogs.
KUANTAN: A British national has been reported missing after visiting the Lubuk Teja Waterfalls near Tioman Island here on Tuesday.

Gareth David Huntley, 34, was believed to have gone to the vicinity of the waterfalls alone about noon on that day.

When he failed to return, his friends, accompanied by several villagers went to look for him in the jungles near the waterfalls.

Rompin police chief DSP Johari Jahaya said Huntley was believed to be working and living on the Penyu Juara Project in Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman.

He said a police report was lodged at the Tioman police station at 2.13pm today.

"The police have sought the assistance of the General Operations Force to conduct a search-and-rescue operation, with the aid of tracker dogs.

"We tried to trace the man through his handphone but failed as it is understood there is no coverage in the jungle," he added.

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Tags: British national, missing, Lubuk Teja Waterfalls, Tioman Island, Gareth David Huntley, DSP Johari Jahaya