An elite special forces unit has been drafted into the search for a London teenager in a Malaysia jungle, as police admit they are still clueless about Nora Quoirin’s whereabouts six days after she went missing from a holiday resort.
More than 260 people, and multiple surveillance drones with heat-seeking capabilities, are now searching for Nora in the dense, undulating rainforest surrounding the Dusun Pantai Hill resort in Seremban, a nature reserve 39 miles south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
On Friday, deputy state police chief Che Zakaria Othman confirmed that VAT69, an elite unit of the Royal Malaysian Police, were now assisting with the search and rescue operation.
“Although we have not been successful so far, we are not giving up hope that we would be able to find the girl,” he told reporters, adding that the immediate surrounding area had already been thoroughly swept.
Throughout the day, recorded messages by Nora’s mother, Meabh, have been played over loudspeakers, saying: “Nora darling, Nora I love you, Mum is here.”