A missing girl, Mitra who was reported missing in an oil palm plantation at Kampung Baharu Bidor Station, Bidor, was found safe but weak after being found several hours later at the same farm.

SAR team assembled to discuss rescue plans

The three-year-old was reported missing by her family members at 11.27am before authorities conducted a search and rescue (SAR) operation.

It is learned that the girl, identified as Mitra, disappeared when she was with her family picking up oil palm on the farm.

Tapah district police chief Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said he received information about the missing child from her mother, P Punitha, 30, and the SAR was held at 12.30pm today.

“The search operation involved 35 officers and members comprising 21 police, 8 firefighters and 6 Civil Defense Force (APM) officers from Tapah.

“The search is divided into three groups led by Tapah District Deputy Chief of Police, Deputy Superintendent Mohd Razali Abdullah,” he said when contacted here today.

According to him, the missing child was found safe in the oil palm’s bush area about 1.5 kilometers from where she was last seen at 1.45pm.

“The victim was then given initial treatment by APM before being taken to Tapah Hospital for further treatment,” he said.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Perak Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) said the search operation was conducted by Bidor Fire and Rescue (BBP) members.

“The missing girl was found by police in a weak condition and had a bruise on her left leg,” he said.

Source: Harian Metro