IoM: Search for missing woman Mrs Catherine Pridham, continues amid growing concern – 010414 1605z

Police issue statementPolice issue statement regarding missing person Catherine 'Cathy' Pridham about the continued search for Mrs Catherine PRIDHAM.

“Catherine, who is 60 years old, was reported as missing yesterday. Her car was located the same day at Niarbyl on the west coast of the Island

There is a possibility that she has entered the sea in the area of Niarbyl Bay. We would ask that the members of the public who are in this area report any sightings to the Police or Coastguard.

Police Officers are providing support to the family at this very difficult time.” – IoM Police 31 Mar 2014

“Sergeant Gavin Callow said : “At this time Cathy has not been found. As previously detailed it does seem likely that she entered the sea in the area of Niarbyl on Sunday morning.

Cathy’s family have told us she had recently found out that she was suffering from cancer, having been in a period of remission for some years. Her car was found at Niarbyl, and items of hers were found on the shore nearby. As you can imagine, the family are very distressed and are hoping their loving wife and mother is found as soon as possible.”

Sergeant Callow added; “Emergency rescue services have made searches of the surrounding areas, concentrating on the shoreline and sea. They will continue to do so. Offers of help from the Public have been noted and are very much appreciated but at this time we ask that the organised searches are left to properly trained and equipped personnel. This is because of the challenging nature of some of the coastline in the immediate area.

We will keep you updated with any developments. Cathy’s family are most grateful of the support of the Public and the efforts made to locate Cathy. They have asked that the Public and media respect their privacy at this difficult time. If members of the Public are in the area as part of their normal routine please contact us if you see anything you think might be related to the search.”” – IoM Police 01 Apr 2014

“Mon 31/03/14 – The team have continued to search for the missing person in the Niarbyl area along with Peel Coastguard and the RNLI, we’ve now stood down for the evening as darkness sets in. Our thoughts are with the missing person and their family.” – Port Erin Coastguard

“Tues 01/04/14 – Ruby Clery and her volunteer crew to launch again at 6 00pm (BST) to resume the search for the missing local lady.” – Peel RNLI Lifeboat



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