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South Wales Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the sea off the coast of Fontygary this afternoon is that of missing teenager Hollie McClymont.
Police have recovered a body from the sea near Fontygary in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The body has not been formally identified.
Forty officers have been dedicated to the ongoing search for missing teenager Hollie McClymont from Glasgow.
The 14-year-old, who was visiting South Wales with family and friends, was reportedly last seen getting into difficulties in the water at Barry Island.
Acting Superintendent Marc Lamerton told ITV News police are 'extremely concerned' but are actively pursuing all lines of inquiry for Hollie's safe return.
The coastguards' role in the search has now been scaled down with the investigation headed by South Wales Police, but they remain on standby.
A teenage girl who disappeared from Barry Island yesterday afternoon has been named by police as Hollie McClymont from Glasgow.
The 14-year-old, who was in Barry visiting family, was last seen by friends experiencing difficulty in the sea at 2.45pm.
A joint search operation between South Wales Police and H.M. Coastguard is continuing today. Hollie is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of average build, with long black hair dyed red. She was last seen wearing a multicoloured floral dress, described as short at the front and longer at the back.
Assistant Superintendent Marc Lamerton, based at Barry Police Station, said: “HM Coastguard is conducting a land and sea search of the area and officers from our specialist search team are also at sea assisting with the search.
“This is obviously a very worrying time for Hollie’s family and we are keeping them updated.
“Our last sighting of Hollie is at around 2.45pm in the sea, in the part of the bay nearest the Island Leisure Amusement arcade, Western Shelter, Barry Island.
“While the focus of the search is at sea we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Hollie yesterday.
“Barry Island was extremely busy and we would appeal for anyone with information to contact South Wales Police on 101.”
Plaid Cymru councillor Steffan Wiliam says he is 'very concerned' at news that a 14-year-old girl, last seen in waters off Barry Island, is missing.
Mr William lives on Barry Island and represents the area for the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
A major search will continue 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 off the coast of Barry Island.
South Wales Police has said the search for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen struggling in the water off Barry Island is ongoing this evening, and enquiries will continue throughout the night, if she is not found before then.