NILAI: The family of missing Irish girl Nora Anne Quoirin has thanked search and rescue (SAR) personnel for continuing to search for the 15-year-old despite Hari Raya Aidiladha taking place on Sunday.
Nora Anne’s mother, Maebh Jaseprine Qouirin, spoke via loudspeaker in the search area here, and expressed her appreciation to all involved for sacrificing their time, especially during the current festive season.
“We want to say thank you to each and every one of you. We know you are searching night and day for Nora.
“We see you working so hard, being with us and also praying with us.
“We know you have given up your time, especially a special festival time to be with us here. It means the world to us,” Maebh said at the resort this morning.
The video of her thanking the SAR members was shared by police with the media.
The clip also showed Nora Anne’s father, Sebastien Marie Philipe, comforting Maebh as she spoke.
Maebh said that the family is extremely impressed with the effort, expertise and dedication showed by the SAR operations team.
“We hope you find Nora. Thank you. Terima Kasih,” she said in the video.
It is believed that this is the first time the family has met with the SAR operations team to thank them openly.
The search for Nora Anne entered its seventh day today since she went missing last Sunday.
The Quoirin family of five, who were in Negri Sembilan for a holiday, realised the disappearance of the eldest daughter at around 8am last Sunday.
A SAR operation involving various agencies was quickly launched.