Belfast Telegraph

Body of missing Coleraine woman Kerry Millar recovered from River Bann

By Mark Edwards

The body of a missing Coleraine woman has been recovered from the River Bann.

Kerry Millar (50) was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday February 24 after her car was found near the River Bann at Christie Park in the heart of the Co Londonderry town.

A round-the-clock search for the missing woman involving the Community Rescue Service (CRS), the PSNI and dozens of volunteers continued until a body was recovered on Friday afternoon.

A spokesman for the PSNI told the Belfast Telegraph: "Police can confirm that the body of a woman, recovered from the River Bann in Coleraine on Friday March 2, was that of Kerry Millar who had been reported missing on Saturday February 24.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time."

Sean McGarry from CRS told the Belfast Telegraph that his colleagues had recovered a body from the River Bann at around 3pm on Friday.

Rescue workers search the River Bann in Coleraine for Kerry Millar

Ms Millar's daughter, Nicole Archibald, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, said: "On behalf of myself and my sister Kirsten, I would like to thank the Community Rescue Service, the PSNI and all the volunteers  for all their efforts in helping to recover my mother.

"We are all very relieved my mother has been found and that we have gotten her home. It has been a long week.

"We are obviously devastated but we are relieved to have her home at the same time."

CRS is also currently assisting in a search of the Lagan around Belfast Harbour after a report of a man entering the water on Thursday morning.

Mr McGarry said the search was continuing and that no one had been recovered as yet.

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