The family of Rose Polge, the 25-year-old junior doctor currently missing from Torquay have released a statement.
“We would like to thank everyone for their help, hope and kind words. The support we have received from family and friends has been much appreciated, and clearly Rose is loved far and wide.
“We are overwhelmed by the support from her friends and colleagues, dozens of whom have been combing the Devon Coast in search of Rose.
“As the search continues we would appreciate some privacy from the press in our time of distress. This request extends to our family, friends and acquaintances who are being questioned by the media.
“When the time is appropriate we will make a further statement to the press and public – Thank you.”
Rose has been missing since Friday. A major search has been carried out around the Ansteys Cove area after Rose’s car was found left in the car park.
Police, Coastguard and search and rescue teams have been involved in the search which continues today.
Yesterday, the police used a remote control drone in the area to get images of hard to reach areas along the rugged coastline. As yet, there has been no sign of Rose.
If you have seen Rose or have any information that could help police with their enquiries, please call 101 quoting log 704 for the 15th February.
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