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Family of Helmsley Woman Barbara Colling Pay Tribute

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2:33pm 18th February 2013

The family of Barbara Colling,  the missing woman from Helmsley who was sadly found dead on Wednesday 13 February 2013, following an extensive search, have thanked all those involved in the search.

Lizzy Firmin and Rob Colling, Barbara’s children, said: “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.”


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