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Rescued climber donates equipment to help prevent accidents

2012/04/12 22:46:36

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) A man from Changhua County who was rescued after getting lost in the mountains of central Taiwan months ago has donated equipment to authorities in the area to help prevent others from having similar accidents, local police said Thursday.

The man, surnamed Tsai, went missing in Alishan's popular Shui Yang Forest after entering the area alone in February, and was rescued by police and firefighters two days later, said officers from the Chiayi County Police Bureau.

Since last year, a total of three people have become lost in the area, with one person dying as a result, the police officers said, citing unclear road signs as a factor behind the accidents.

In order to express his gratitude for being rescued, Tsai donated 30 sets of safety ropes and road signs that have since been installed along the road to the forest and in other dangerous sections, police offices said.

(By Huang Kuo-fang and Hanna Liu)