Border guard save British man stuck in canyon

Soldiers from the border guard force in the northern city of Hai Phong rescued a British man stuck in a small mountain canyon in Cat Ba District’s Cat Dua Island on Thursday midnight.


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Mcauley (centre) with the soldiers from the border guard after they found him on Thursday midnight.— Photo vtc.vn



Stephen James Mcauley, 49, was vacationing on the island with his family on Thursday afternoon. 

At 4pm, Mcauley went around the beach when his wife and son left for kayaking, the VTC online newspaper reported.

When they returned an hour later, Mcauley was nowhere to be seen. When they failed to locate him after a frantic search, they informed the Cat Dua Island’s Resort Management Board.

The board’s workers also failed to find Mcauley. They then sought help from the border guard force.

Captain Nguyen Bui Quan from the guard force immediately led two search and rescue teams. The first team looked for Mcauley on the island, while the second team drove in canoes to look for him in the waters.

After several hours of searching, the guard force found Mcauley stuck in a mountain canyon close to the resort.

He said he had slipped into the canyon while climbing the mountain and was unable to get out as the canyon was quite steep.

Mcauley went back to the resort around midnight. He is in good condition. — VNS

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