Missing woman: search continues on west coast

Catherine Pridham, from Glenfaba near Peel

Catherine Pridham, from Glenfaba near Peel

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The search continues for a woman missing since the weekend.

Police provided an update on the hunt for Catherine Pridham, aged 60 from Glenfaba, near Peel, early this afternoon.

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.

‘Cathy’s family are most grateful of the support of the public and the efforts made to locate her. They have asked that the public and media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

‘If people 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.’

Call police headquarters on 631212 if you think you have information which may help.

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