Body of heroic tour guide found in Deer Cave

MIRI: The body of 20-year-old tour guide Roviezal Robin, was recovered this morning, three days after he saved eight tourists during a flash flood in a cave in Gunung Mulu National Park.

He himself was swept away. His body was found lying on some stones inside tourist attraction Deer Cave, about 500 metres away from the entrance by a Miri Fire and Rescue Department search and rescue team.

Robin was last seen being carried away by strong currents along with Dutch tourist Peter Hans, 66, whose body was recovered at 6.40am on Saturday.

Robin had first saved the eight tourists by dragging them one by one with a rope to the sides after which he made an attempt to save Hans.

Among the eight saved by the young guide was Hans’ wife, Gerda Alida.

Department chief Law Poh Kiong told Bernama that a friend of Robin met during the search operation said the heroic young man had a strong work ethic besides being well liked by his colleagues, and was always ready to lend a helping hand.