St Kitts and Nevis student rescued off Taiwan cliff after 17-hour standoff; undergoing medical attention
A national of St. Kitts and Nevis is currently receiving medical attention in Taiwan after being rescued from a cliff in Hualien Province, on the Pacific side of that island.
Sources with knowledge of the situation says the young lady suffered a fracture in one part of her body and several cuts and bruises.
The sources further revealed that at least one family member is with the young female as she goes through the ordeal.
News first broke from Taiwan News in Taipei which stated “A foreign woman student was removed from a cliff over the Pacific in Hualien County following a 17-hour standoff on July 10.
“The incident began when passersby told the emergency services that a foreign woman was wandering around aimlessly by the side of the Suao-Hualien highway near the scenic Qingshui Cliff,” the Central News Agency reported.
“The sighting happened as early as 6 a.m., and rescue workers from the Hualien County town of Xincheng headed immediately to the site. However, as they arrived, the woman walked away from them, and since they were worried that she would take more extreme action, they kept their distance,” the report added
“The Coast Guard even sent a ship to the area, which pointed a light at the scene as darkness fell,” it was revealed.
Several persons were utilized in rescuers efforts to persuade the young student to return to the safety of the road above.
Efforts to source a statement from the St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affair have been unsuccessful.
However, several persons familiar with the situation have indicated that the Ministry of Education has reached out the family.
This media house understands that this is the student’s first semester back in Taiwan, after taking a break for a year from her studies there.