Rescue personnel from the Nantou County Fire Department took a female climber who had a sprained foot from climbing the Sun Moon Lake Shuishe Mountain down the mountain in the middle of the night.

(Provided by Nantou Fire Department)

[Reporter Xie Jieyu/Report from Nantou] More than 10 people from Kaohsiung went to climb the Sun Moon Lake Shuishe Mountain. Unexpectedly, after completing the summit, a female climber accidentally sprained her left foot on the way down at around 3 pm yesterday. Swelling and severe pain made it difficult to walk. After receiving the notification, the Nantou County Fire Department immediately went up the mountain to rescue and carried the manpower relay. Finally, after about 4 hours, the person was successfully rescued down the mountain without any danger.

The Nantou County Fire Department pointed out that it was notified yesterday that a female climber had accidentally sprained her left foot at the 3k point of the Sun Moon Lake Shuishe Dashan Mountaineering Trail and had difficulty moving. The speed was too slow. After walking for an hour and a half, I only advanced 400 meters. Seeing that the sky was getting dark, I reported to the fire department again.

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Wu Chengyou, the leader of the Sun Moon Lake Fire Brigade, immediately assigned tasks and led the police and firefighters to enter the mountain for rescue from the Shuishe Dashan Mountaineering Entrance of the Youth Activity Center. After successfully reuniting with the patient and a group of four, he applied an elastic bandage to the injured left ankle. Emergency treatment such as bandaging, and then continued to move forward by carrying or supporting. Although there were broken logs and falling rocks on the way from time to time, and the poor visibility in the dark made the rescue more difficult, the firefighters still overcame various difficulties such as the steep terrain. At about 7 o'clock, the injured were successfully brought down the mountain to join other team members and successfully completed the rescue mission.

The Nantou County Fire Department pointed out that Shuishe Mountain is 2,059 meters above sea level. Together with Dajian Mountain, Maolan Mountain, and Houjian Mountain, it is called "Mingtan Four Beauty". It is the highest mountain in the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. The 5.6-kilometer journey has an altitude difference of more than 1,300 meters. It is an intermediate mountain in the climbing difficulty rankings of the mountain world, and the mountain trails are complicated. Remind the public to do a good risk assessment before climbing to avoid negligence and putting themselves in danger among.

Rescue personnel from the Nantou County Fire Department helped to bandage a female climber who had a sprained foot while climbing Sun Moon Lake Shuishe Mountain.

(Provided by Nantou Fire Department)