Search widens for Australian missing in Mulu

Mulu National ParkMIRI: A search for missing Australian engineer Gaskell Andrew James, 26, in Mulu National Park has been expanded and more rescuers have joined the search teams.

Marudi Fire and Rescue Department chief, Zulbada Alior said manpower had been increased to 34 from 22 in the third day of the search operation.

James has been missing since Oct 20.

The search party had been divided into three groups. “The overland search to cover Lagang Cave, Moon Milk Cave, Stonehouse Cave and Mulu Summit will take four days and three nights as we will be travelling on foot” he said today.

James’s uncle Brian Giles has also arrived at Mulu National Park.