Injured Belgian climber rescued from Mount Kinabalu

The injured Belgian climber was carried down Mount Kinabalu on a stretcher. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: A Belgian climber had to be carried down from the summit of Mount Kinabalu after falling and injuring her thigh yesterday.

Vanden Broere Elien, 23, was taken down on a stretcher by a Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) team and firefighters.

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department said the Ranau station received a distress call about 10am.

“Two of our members and eight personnel from Mosar were rushed to the scene and the operation was completed at 2.45pm,” it said in a statement.

The department said the climber was brought to Timpohon Gate and referred to a medical team for treatment.