Search for missing woman enters fourth day today, SAR to continue

Search and rescue operations for missing Chemeral Mering from Rh Lingoh, Ng Engkeranji, Pakan.

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By Nancy Nais

BINTANGOR, Nov 18: Efforts to locate a missing 63-year-old woman in Pakan remained unsuccessful as the search and rescue operation (SAR) entered its fourth day, today.

Chemeral Mering from Rh Lingoh, Ng Engkeranji was reported missing by her family members after she failed to return home, following an interview at Pakan District Welfare Office on Nov 15.

According to Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement, upon completion of her interview, Chemeral returned to Ng Entaih. From there, her nephew was supposed to pick her up before returning to their longhouse.

However, her nephew did not turn up. This has prompted her to walk back on her own, an estimated one hour journey through the old road heading to her longhouse.

Rescuers have found toothbrush, medicine and other items believed to be Chemeral Mering’s belongings.

She never arrived home.

SAR operation led by Bintangor fire station chief PPgB Nicholas Belulin was immediately launched together with other agencies from police, civil defense and villagers.

So far, rescuers have found Chemeral’s belongings such as toothbrush, clothing, a flashlight, some medicine, and a bag on a two-kilometer trail road.

STORM, MUST and K9 special unit were also deployed for today’s search.— DayakDaily