Six days on woman from Pakan still missing, search continues tomorrow

Six days have passed, but efforts to locate a missing 63-year-old woman in Pakan remained unsuccessful.

BINTANGOR, Nov 20: Six days have passed, but efforts to locate a missing 63-year-old woman in Pakan remained unsuccessful.

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

Search and Rescue (SAR) operation commander and Bintangor fire station chief PPgB Nicholas Belulin said they will resume tomorrow for the seventh day.

“Any decision to postpone the search will only be made depending on their findings and discussions tomorrow,” he disclosed.

Today’s search involved Bomba’s personnel from STORM, MUST, and K9 special unit, assisted by police, civil defense and villagers within 5km radius around the area where they discovered lightly visible foot and handprints, and traces of the victim either taking refuge or resting on wooden sticks.


“In the afternoon, two K9 dogs from Bomba and police resumed their search, by retracing back the trails and traces but the dogs kept back-tracking to yesterday’s location where they found the prints,” Nicholas said.

He added that repeated efforts failed to find any new clues and rescuers believed the possibility for Chemeral to move further and deeper into the jungle beyond the said location is extremely difficult. – DayakDaily