Missing girl body identified

South Wales Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the sea near Fontygary in the Vale of Glamorgan is that of 14-year-old Hollie McClymont

Body recovered near Barry identified as missing girl

South Wales Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the sea near Fontygary in the Vale of Glamorgan is that of 14-year-old Hollie McClymont, who was reported missing on Sunday afternoon at Barry Island.

Our thoughts are with Hollie's family at this difficult time. I would like to thank the community of Barry and the media for their support throughout this incident.

– Chief Inspector Marc Lamerton

Discovery of body near Barry is 'nightmare scenario'

This is awful, awful news - the nightmare scenario we have all been worrying about.

If it is confirmed that it is the missing teenager, this is the most awful news we could have had.

Our thoughts go out to the family at this awful time. The pain and grief they must be feeling now is terrible.

– Steffan Wiliam, Plaid Cymru councillor at Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Family of missing Hollie McClymont told of body find

South Wales Police has informed the family of Hollie McClymont of a body found in the sea near Fontygary.

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Body recovered from sea near Fontygary, Vale of Glam. Body not yet identified. Family of missing Hollie McClymont informed of development

The 14-year-old from Glasgow went missing last Sunday. It is feared the schoolgirl may have got into difficulty in an area of Whitmore Bay which can be prone to strong tidal currents.

South Wales sea search called off for missing girl

The sea search for a missing girl near Barry Island in South Wales has been called off. Coastguard teams began a major search operation yesterday after 14-year-old Holly McClymont, from Glasgow, was reported missing.

It is feared the schoolgirl may have got into difficulty in an area of Whitmore Bay which can be prone to strong tidal currents.

Holly McClymont
Holly McClymont Credit: PA Wire

Missing teenager named as Holly McClymont

Holly McClymont, 14, was visiting family in Barry Credit: South Wales Police

A teenage girl missing in South Wales has been named by police as Holly McClymont, 14, from Glasgow.

She was last seen in difficulty in the sea off Barry Island on Sunday.

Holly is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of average build and with long black hair dyed red.

She was in Barry visiting family.

She was last seen wearing a multi-coloured floral dress, described as short at the front and longer at the back.

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Sea and land search for missing 14-year-old

Efforts to find a missing 14-year-old girl last seen in "difficulty" in the sea are focusing on the shoreline at low tide.

It remains unclear whether the unnamed teenager is believed to have been washed out to sea or went missing after returning to dry land.

Coastguard searches are leading the operation today but South Wales Police are continuing house-to-house inquiries in the area.

Doubt as to where exactly the missing teenager may be was raised yesterday by the coastguard.

Steve Jones, rescue manager at Swansea Coastguard, said teams were "dumbfounded" the initial report about the girl took up to an hour before being made.

Search for missing girl in South Wales continues

A major search continued today for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen "in difficulty" in the sea.

Officers were called at 3.45pm yesterday to a report of concern for the girl, who was at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, in South Wales.

Map showing the location where the 14-year-old girl was last seen.
Map showing the location where the 14-year-old girl was last seen. Credit: ITV Wales/Bing

The girl, who is on holiday in the area with her family, was in the water with friends when she got into trouble around an hour before the alarm was raised, police said.

Steve Jones, rescue manager for HM Coastguard Swansea, said teams were "dumbfounded" they were not contacted immediately after the girl was seen in trouble.

Locals said the beach was safe when used with caution - due to the high tidal range of the water.

Rescue services 'still hopeful' as search continues

Rescue agencies searching for a 14-year-old girl missing off Barry Island, south Wales, said they were "still hopeful" she would be found safe.

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Volunteer crew have searched for more 5hrs & have now lost the light and effective search ability we are still hopeful of a positive result

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