Police launch river search for missing Perth woman who vanished
Clare Marshall: Police launch major river search for missing Perth woman, 64, who vanished on Monday – days after Gaynor Lord’s body was found
- Clare Marshall, 64, went missing from Perth in Scotland on Monday morning
Police have launched a major river search for a missing 64-year-old woman who disappeared in the early hours of Monday.
Clare Marshall, from Perth, went missing in the Scottish city this week and police have launched an ‘extensive’ search for her.
The 64-year-old is believed to have left the area near Dundee Road and may have crossed the bridge to Moncreiffe Island on the River Tay.
After Police Scotland was alerted to her disappearance, they began searching Dundee Road and the river.
Fire service rescue teams searched the water and were later assisted by mountain rescue teams looking for Ms Marshall.
Clare Marshall (pictured), from Perth, went missing in the Scottish city this week and police have launched an ‘extensive’ search for her in the Dundee Road area and the River Tay
Police Scotland, HM Coastguard and Mountain Rescue teams in Perth searching the River Tay
After Police Scotland was alerted to her disappearance, they began searching the area
The riverbanks along Moncreiffe Island were also searched by teams.
Ms Marshall is described as 5ft 4in and of average build and having shoulder-length grey hair.
Police believe she was wearing black clothing at the time of her disappearance.
Insp Kris McCall said: ‘We’re concerned for Clare’s welfare and have been carrying out extensive searches in the area of Dundee Road and the River Tay.
‘Specialist resources, including the police helicopter, have been searching for Clare since we were alerted to her disappearance.’
‘I urge anyone with information about Clare’s whereabouts to get in touch with police by calling 101.
‘Likewise, I would appeal directly to Clare: if you see this message, please contact the police or approach any officer so we can ensure you’re safe and well.’
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1608 of 18 December.
It comes after the body of formerly missing mother-of-three Gaynor Lord was found in a Norwich river.
The 55-year-old vanished on December 8, sparking a wide police hunt after her clothes and other personal effects were found in a park.
Searches centred on the River Wensum, which runs through the park, but underwater checks by trained divers were hampered by poor visibility.
The hunt was effectively ended after the body was recovered several hundred feet from where she is believed to have gone into the water.
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