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CRS teams searching for missing woman Paula Elliott recover body from River Lagan

Community Rescue Service searching for missing Lisburn woman Paula Elliott

Teams searching for missing woman Paula Elliott have sadly confirmed they recovered a body from the River Lagan on Monday, 1st April.


Paula was last seen in her hometown of Lisburn on Tuesday 5th March.



A police spokesperson confirmed the sad news saying:


"Police can confirm that the body of a woman was recovered from the river Lagan in Lisburn on Monday, 1st April.


"Formal identification has yet to take place, however, we have notified the family of Paula Elliott who was reported missing on Tuesday, 5th March 2024.


“A post mortem will take place in due course."



Volunteer teams from the Community Rescue Service (CRS) have been searching for Paula over the last weeks.


The organisation confirmed the "sad conclusion" to their search operation in Lisburn. A spokesperson for the CRS said:


"CRS volunteers were tasked to the Lisburn area to search for a person missing from the early evening of the 5th March, and continued to carry out planned searches each day and into the night since that time.



"Over the course of the search we were assisted by colleagues from Search & Rescue Dog Association - SARDA Ireland North and Sky Watch NI who were tasked to provide their support to the search effort.


"We regret to inform you that in the late afternoon of Monday, 1st April a CRS team located a body believed to be that of the missing person.


"The management and volunteers of the Community Rescue Service extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased."

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