BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Friday 19th July 2019) – A female student from the Federation of St.Kitts-Nevis pursuing academic studies in the Republic of China (Taiwan) is currently receiving the necessary support following a rescue operation from a cliff recently, and members of the public are being asked to have compassion and respect of privacy during this time.

According to overseas news reports, the incident happened in Hualien County on Wednesday 10th July.

While there has been speculation surrounding the incident, it is not clear as to what exactly happened on the day in question. However, the local Taiwan Embassy in the Federation is reporting that technical, financial and emotional support to date has been offered to the young woman.

A press release dated 13th July read in full as seen below:

The Embassy is aware of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the illness of a student from the Federation pursuing studies in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Embassy has been actively engaged throughout the difficulties experienced by the student and has been offering technical, financial and emotional support to date. The Embassy in Taiwan has involved the Ministry of Foreign Affairs both in the Federation and in the Republic of China (Taiwan). At this point, the Embassy wishes to place on record its sincere gratitude to the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan), in particular, the many ordinary citizens of Taiwan who volunteered their services and the several agencies which participated to ensure a positive outcome under difficult and dangerous circumstances. The Embassy further wishes to request privacy and compassion for the student, her family and loved ones, in this clearly difficult time for them. The Embassy will continue to provide every support for the student and her family.