Search for missing Irish teen enters 10th day in Negri Sembilan

People take part in the search and rescue operation for missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin in the jungle near Seremban August 13, 2019. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
People take part in the search and rescue operation for missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin in the jungle near Seremban August 13, 2019. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

NILAI, Aug 13 — The search and rescue (SAR) for Franco-Irish Nora Anne Quoirin enters its 10th day since her reported disappearance at Pantai, Seremban on August 4.

Local and International media had been following the SAR team since yesterday.

District police chief Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar in a WhatsApp message earlier informed the media that they could continue to join the operation consecutively today.

He advised them to report to Insp Harminder at “substek”, the main camp for the SAR operation.

“Be reminded that the security risk is your own responsibility,” he added.

A poster showing missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin is seen in Seremban August 13, 2019. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
A poster showing missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin is seen in Seremban August 13, 2019. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

As of yesterday, 353 personnel have been deployed to reinforce the operation and updates are expected to be channelled to the media at 5pm today.  

Nora Anne was found missing from her room at Pantai by her family at 8am on August 4.

The teenager who has some learning disabilities had arrived with her family in Malaysia on August 3 for a two-week vacation.

Yesterday, her mother Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin, 46, offered a RM50,000 reward for any information leading to her return.

Mohd Nor Marzukee said the SAR for Nora Anne today involved 313 personnel and done in stages beginning at 9am with 90 personnel.

Aside from Royal Malaysia Police units, the SAR team comprises personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Force, People's Volunteer Corps (RELA) and Forestry Department, as well as Sapura and local residents.

Based on the fine weather, the operation is expected to be smooth. — Bernama

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