A BODY has been found in the search for a missing woman.

Police and coastguard crews were called after the body was found at Beachy Head shortly after noon.

Surrey Police say the body is believed to be that of missing woman Natalie McCallum from Leatherhead.

The 42-year-old had not been seen for more than 24-hours after being dropped off near the Sussex beauty spot at 11.40am yesterday.

Surrey Police issued an urgent appeal for information on her whereabouts late last night with officers saying: "We're worried about her – particularly at this time of night when it’s cold and raining, and we want to get her home to her family safe and well".

This afternoon, shortly after 5pm, the force confirmed a body had been found at Beachy Head earlier today.

A Surrey Police spokeswoman said: "A body, believed to be that of missing woman Natalie McCallum, was found in Beachy Head earlier today. 

"Natalie, 42, was reported missing yesterday afternoon.

"The discovery was made at about 12.30 pm."

"Although formal identification is yet to take place, Natalie’s family are aware and being given the appropriate support.

"Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time. 

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of her death.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and assisted with the search."

Coastguard crews assisted police with the recovery of the body.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "HM Coastguard Rescue Teams from Eastbourne, New Haven, Birling Gap, and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd have assisted today at Beachy Head."


Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding Ms McCallum's death.

Anyone seeking confidential support can call the Samaritans on 116123 or go online to samaritans.org.