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NILAI, Aug 13 — A police helicopter has arrived to retrieve a body that was discovered by a member of the public earlier today, amid the search and rescue operation for missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin.
A police source told Malay Mail that the craft was sent after the search and rescue team requested for it, since the location where the body was found is not accessible via land vehicles.
“The terrain leading to the location where the body was discovered cannot be reached using trucks or any other vehicle. As it is surrounded by a swamp, and it will be difficult for the operations team to bring out the body.
“That is why we have requested for the helicopter, we will place the body on stretcher and lift it,” the anonymous source told Malay Mail.
Earlier, police confirmed that a female body was found fully intact in the surrounding jungle area around The Dusun resort where Quoirin had disappeared from.
Earlier, Quoirin’s parents Sebastian and Meabh were brought to the site of the discovery at 4.17pm.
According to police sources, the body was found fully intact.
Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop had earlier said that a public tip-off at 1.57pm regarding a body in the jungle around The Dusun resort led to the discovery.
Heavy police presence occupied the area, with personnel from the K-9 unit, sexual crimes division, and forensics team present.
The Lucie Blackman Trust had also confirmed the discovery, adding that it “seems likely” that the body belongs to the teenager.
Yesterday, Nora's parents offered a reward of RM50,000 for any information leading to their daughter’s return.