Sullia: Trekker who went missing in Kumara Parvatha found


Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia (EP)

Sullia, Sep 17: Santhosh, the missing trekker, who was a member of a team of trekkers that had undertaken trekking in Kumara Parvatha near Subrahmanya, reportedly found his way to safety on Tuesday, September 17.

It is gathered that Santhosh reached a house in Devaragadde.

He reportedly went following a water pipeline erected to supply water to the temple from the forest and reached Devaragadde.

Earlier report

Sullia: Trekker goes missing during trekking in Kumara Parvatha

Daijiworld Media Network - Sullia (SP) 

Sullia, Sep 17: Santosh (25) from Bengaluru, who was a member of a team of trekkers that had undertaken trekking in Kumara Parvatha near Subrahmanya, went missing when the team was at Girigadde on Sunday September 15. Kumara Parvatha is part of Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. 

The team had left Bengaluru on Friday and had arrived at Subrahmanya the same day. The team then entered its trekking trail of Kumara Parvatha from near Devaragadde in Subrahmanya. On Saturday, the members undertook trekking of the hill and completed the hiking of Shesha Parvatha on Sunday. The team had lunch at the residence of Girigadde Bhat and was ready to leave back home.


Five of the team members had left from Girigadde ahead of others. Santosh followed the team alone from a distance. Another six persons were trailing him by some distance. During this period, within a gap of ten minutes, Santosh disappeared all of a sudden, it is said. 

The trekking team comprised of youngsters employed in different companies at Bengaluru, and they were friends. It is gathered that Santosh did not have a torch with him. Those who followed him had noticed Santosh adjusting his shoes but no one knows where he went or whether he missed the path. 

The wildlife officials were informed about the incident the same night. A thorough search was undertaken subsequently. The team reached Subrahmanya on Sunday and lodged police complaint. It has been decided to undertake search operation on Tuesday in Kumara Parvatha and Subrahmanya reserve forest with help from local youngsters. 

It may be recalled that two years back, one of the team members undertaking trekking had died after lightning struck him here. It is said that this is not an ideal time for trekking of Kumara Parvatha and the path is enclosed by thick forests inhabited by wild animals. It is gathered that Santosh, who was a little fat, is likely to have lost his way. 


Comment on this article

  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Feel so happy and relaxed to look at Santhosh Kumar safe and sound. Really thankful to god for his safe return. Good luck young man... Take care in future...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    People will now realize importance of the Almighty ....

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  • Allan, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Praise the Lord

    He reach safe n healthy

    Thank you God

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Tue, Sep 17 2019


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  • SBM, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    This is the best use of survival training.
    Should be implemented in all schools.

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    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Thank and Praise God. In between many bad news one good news found. Happy.

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  • ghatagaar, Mudigere

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Trekking is an adrenal rushing sport , also risk and so many other thrilling things bound to happen , be prepared for the worst and trek , happy that Santhosh found the pipe line as his lifeline
    All the best pls dont stop keep trekking , this is just an experience

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 17 2019

    Sad incident.

    Kumaraparvatha is the best place to trek if you want to test your fitness levels.
    It has everything to offer - jungle, streams, wildlife, shade, sun, steep climbs, rocks, slippery gravel, Forest chekpost, beautiful canopy, mesmerizing view, clouds, blue sky, rains, cattle grazing, night out at jungle, wake up nest day early morning for the second part of the trekking leg to the top...
    Wow... once in a life time I urge people to take up this trek.
    But before you go there prepare your body for minimum 1 month and make arrangements for all the trekking gears.
    Do not litter, carry more fruits than junk ready made items.
    Carry more water and no SODA,
    Carry powerful torch/ flash lights and back up battery and of course a good camera to capture the moments.
    Food will be available at bhat's house midway. So no worries of lunch/ dinner/breakfast.

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