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Teams searching for teen find body in sea

By Benjamin Wright and Antony Stone

A body found in the sea off South Wales is missing Scottish teenager Hollie McClymont, police have confirmed.

The 14-year-old, from Glasgow, had not been seen since she went swimming off Barry Island in South Wales last Sunday afternoon.

More than 40 specialist officers were deployed in the search for the missing teenager, as well as a helicopter and Coastguards. Chief Inspector Marc Lamerton, of South Wales Police, said the deceased had now been formally identified.

He said: "We can confirm that a body recovered from the sea near Fontygary in the Vale of Glamorgan has been formally identified as that of 14-year-old Hollie McClymont. The body was discovered by a police search team this afternoon.

"Our thoughts are with Hollie's family at this difficult time."

Hollie was in South Wales with her mother, Sarah, for a holiday. Officers said emergency crews were not alerted to the incident until an hour after she was last seen, something Coastguards said they were "dumbfounded by".

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