KUALA LUMPUR: The body found by rescuers searching for Nora Anne Quoirin was located on a steep slope by a stream not far from a waterfall.
It was the same waterfall the 15-year-old teenager had told her family she was excited to visit when they arrived at The Dusun resort, according to British newspaper Daily Mail.
The report said this bit of information was told to them by one of the volunteer searchers.
It is thought Quoirin had been told about the spectacular waterfall by her mother, Meabh, after arriving at the resort for a two-week holiday.
Hours before her body was found, volunteer Shirley Yap told Daily Mail she was setting off to search around the waterfall having been told the missing girl was “excited” to see the attraction.
“We had heard she was excited about seeing a waterfall when she arrived in the resort. We are going to look around that area and follow the stream down the mountain,” the news outlet quoted her as saying.
The group of 22 volunteers from the Seremban Hiking Club, it said, later found the body.
They stocked up on water and supplies before heading off to the waterfall at about 12.30pm.
The body was reported to have been found at 1.57pm.
The paper said a policeman on the scene said rescue teams had attempted to reach the body but it was in an inaccessible area.
Eventually, it was winched out by helicopter and flown to the Seremban Hospital.
Daily Mail also reported that Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop went to the area on the back of a motorcycle, followed down the single track by a car containing a member of the Irish embassy and a French official.
Quoirin's parents, Sebastien and Meabh, have been notified of the find and are being taken to the hospital to identify her remains.
However, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mazlan Mansor said police were certain that the body of the “female Caucasian” found was that of the missing Irish girl.