Body of missing woman found in Barnsley reservoir

Pamela Kennedy
Pamela Kennedy

The body of a woman reported missing from her home in Barnsley has been found in a reservoir.

Pamela Kennedy, aged 65, was reported missing from the Hoylandswaine area of Barnsley on Monday.

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Her body was found in Langsett Reservoir yesterday.

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Police officers searching for the woman located her car close to the reservoir before her body was found.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Emergency services looking for Pamela Kennedy, reported missing from the Hoylandswaine area of Barnsley on Monday, have recovered a body in their search.

"Yesterday morning, a woman’s body was recovered from Langsett Reservoir, which has now been formally identified as Pamela.

"Her family are being supported by specialist officers and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

"Pamela’s death is not being treated as suspicious."