Police play voice recording in forest to try and locate missing Nóra Quoirin
The search is entering its sixth day.
A voice recording of the mother of an Irish girl missing in Malaysia has been played in dense forest near where she disappeared on Sunday.
Meabh Quoirin says “Nóra darling, Nóra I love you, Mum is here,” on the recording.
The search for missing teenager Nóra Quoirin is entering its sixth day and those searching are hoping the recording might draw Nóra out if she is in the jungle.
Nóra, who has special needs, vanished last weekend a day after her family arrived at The Dusun rainforest resort, south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Her parents said when they woke up on Sunday morning, she was missing.
A massive search involving around 200 people has found no clues surrounding her disappearance but her family believe she was abducted because it would be completely out of character for Nóra to wander off.
Police are treating the situation as a missing persons case and say there is no evidence of foul play.
The Irish-French Quoirin family, who have lived in London for 20 years, issued a statement welcoming “the assistance of the French, British and Irish police” in carrying out the search operation.
“We are completely overwhelmed by the support we have received from all over the world,” they said.
“And we ask everyone to keep Nóra in their thoughts, and to continue to support the ongoing search for her.
“Nóra is still missing, and she is very vulnerable, and we need to do everything we can to bring her home."