De Jongh was reported missing by his wife Renee Meijer on October 15 when he failed to return from his morning ride. He was located in part via his Strava app, which was tracking his ride, and by Dutchman Robert Gesink, who went out to search for him.
The information helped rescuers narrow their search. De Jongh was located and airlifted by helicopter after lying unconscious in a ravine for several hours.
After two days in the hospital with severe concussion, De Jongh was discharged and is recuperating at home. Monday's series of posts on Twitter included photos of the rescue.
1/2 One week ago around this time family and friends were very happy with the news I was found. Thanks to my great wife @meijerrenee0202 who responded so quickly and help of @mossoscatalunya@bomberscat#janverhagen#paco@RGUpdate @bikes_and_frank @paultjejorna pic.twitter.com/0lpBI2AWwH— Steven de jongh (@stevendejongh) October 22, 2018
2/2 I was found before the bad weather started... thanks also @strava for pointing them in the right direction. And @twitter Where the cycling community retweeted the message of my disappearance massively! @treksegafredo for your help. and everybody who left a message— Steven de jongh (@stevendejongh) October 22, 2018
And the last 3/3— Steven de jongh (@stevendejongh) October 22, 2018
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
My health is going the right direction but I know it will take time to comeback. But I will be back ????.