Family statement regarding Barbara Colling

The family of missing woman Barbara Colling, who was found dead last week said they appreciated the efforts of everyone involved in the search for her.

"We have been left devastated by the tragic loss of our mum and will miss her terribly.

We would very much like to thank Mountain Rescue, the Rangers, the RAF and all of the volunteers who gave up their time and were involved with the search for mum. Their efforts are deeply appreciated.

The support the local community has given the family has been wonderful and a great comfort.

We would also like to thank the police officers for their thoughtfulness and support during a very difficult time.

Finally, we pass on our gratitude for all of the dedicated media coverage throughout the search.

As a family, we now need some time and privacy to come to terms with our loss.”

– Lizzie Firmin and Rob Colling, Barbara's children