Largest SAR team yet deployed in search for Irish teen

The search and rescue team looking for Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin. (Bernama pic)

NILAI: Police deployed 348 personnel this morning in the search and rescue (SAR) effort for Franco-Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin.

District police chief Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar said in a statement that the team was the largest to be mobilised so far.

He said the SAR involved the General Operations Force’s 4th Battalion, Semenyih, 3rd Battalion Senoi Praaq unit; Fire and Rescue Department; Civil Defence Force; People’s Voluntary Corps and Sarawak Forest Department as well as Sapura and local residents.

The operation today is concentrating on Gunung Berembun, he said.

As of 11.15am, the weather was cloudy and foggy with intermittent rain which is expected to pose a challenge for the team. Members of the media have also joined the operation.

Quoirin arrived with her family in Malaysia on Aug 3 for a two-week vacation at a resort in Pantai.

The 15-year-old who her family reportedly said has learning difficulties was found missing from her room at 8am the following day.