Andrew Gaskell was reported missing whilst trekking in the Sarawak region of Malaysian Borneo on October 20th. The World Heritage site of Mulu National Park, in the north of the country is renowned for its caves, limestone formations aka karsts and equatorial rainforest.

Mr Gaskell was said to be malnourished with ‘numerous leeches’ on his legs. He has been taken to a hospital in Miri to recover.