Heavy rain over the past two days has caused the ground to become wet, slippery and muddy, posing a big challenge to search-and-rescue teams looking for missing 15-year-old Franco-Irish teenager, Nora Anne Quoirin.
This morning, thick mist covered the operation area, which is surrounded by dense hilly forests close to Mount Berembun.
From as early as 7am, journalists from local and international media have been gathering at the area. The SAR operation has been continuing until 4am the next morning every day since the teenager disappeared last Sunday from The Dusun resort.
As of yesterday, the number of SAR personnel had increased to 261 and would be further strengthened with the involvement of a VAT 69 police commando team and the Federal Reserve Unit.
The SAR operation also involves personnel from the General Operations Force (PGA) 4th Battalion, Senoi Praaq unit from the PGA 3rd Battalion, Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) and the state Forestry Department.
The Irish teenager, with a learning disability, arrived with her family on last Saturday for a two-week holiday at the resort in Pantai, Seremban.
She was discovered missing from her room at 8am on the following day.