Missing pilot found
- wandered for five days in jungle
The Joint Services have called off a planned search for a pilot after confirming reports that he was found alive and well. Bernard Singh returned to his mining camp in the Chi-Chi area on Wednesday afternoon after wandering though the jungle for about five days.
There are reports that Singh, who is also the pilot of his own aircraft, wandered off the trail as he was making his way back from his mining camp to his plane.
This newspaper had reported that the Joint Services had planned to dispatch a team to assist in the search for the pilot.
Bernard Singh who runs a mining operation in the area had left the city on April 7 for his mining camp and was to return on Good Friday, April 10.
He had parked his aircraft and had to walk through a trail to get to his mining camp.
He did reach the camp and was on his way back out a few days later when he disappeared.
Employees of his mining operation, who combed the area upon learning that he had not returned home and his aircraft was still on the runway, later contacted the police.
The Chi-Chi area is described as mountainous with rough terrain to traverse. It is located near Imbamadai, Mazaruni, another popular mining area.
A senior police official told this newspaper that Singh was expected to return to the city yesterday and investigators are anxious to interview him.