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Family of Barbara Colling thank all involved in search

The family of Barbara Colling, the missing woman from Helmsley who was found dead on Wednesday February 13th, have thanked all those involved in the search for her.

Barbara Colling was missing for over two weeks before her body was found Credit: North Yorkshire Police

“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.”

  • Lizzy Firmin and Rob Colling, Barbara’s children
Hundreds of volunteers joined in the search for missing Barbara Credit: North Yorkshire Police

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