The family of a teenager whose body was found in the River Clyde has paid tribute to the rescue team. 

Police say they discovered Sarah Goldie's body on Sunday, April 10 at around 4.10pm. 

The 18-year-old was found in the River Clyde near to the BBC headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Her parents George and Lynne posted on Facebook, "Sarah's body was recovered from the River Clyde yesterday afternoon by George Parsonage and his team from the Glasgow Humane Society.

"We shall be eternally grateful to them. Her identity has been confirmed."


The teenager had been reported missing from her Renfrew home on Friday, March 11. 

She left home about 11am on the morning she disappeared. Police said that the teenager took a taxi from Glasgow to Renfrew, arriving near to the former Dean Park Hotel about 6pm.

It is thought she got a bus back to Glasgow shortly after arriving in Renfrew in a taxi.

About an hour and forty minutes later, at 7.40pm, police received a call about a young woman in the River Clyde and that's also when Sarah's bag was found.

On the same evening, two men jumped into the Clyde in a bid to rescue a woman they believed had been seen in the water close to the Broomielaw near the King George V Bridge.

The woman was not found by either the men or the emergency services who attended the scene.


Her heartbroken dad Gordon previously changed his profile picture on Facebook to one of his late daughter.

He also created a video of family pictures as a tribute to her which he posted on YouTube. 

He said on behalf of himself and Sarah's mum Lynne: "I was up a lot of last night putting this together.

"Lots of tears doing it, but lots of smiles at the end too.

"These are some of Lynne and I's favourite pictures of Sarah. The music is quite nice too. Enjoy."

Mr Goldie said his daughter spent the Friday she disappeared with a friend "having a normal, girly lunch" in The Social in Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square.

He described Sarah as a "very, very friendly girl", always smiling, and said it was unusual for her not to be in touch for a 'few hours, never mind a few days.'

He said the family - himself, wife Lynne and Sarah's two older brothers - had been torn apart by her disappearance.

Describing the moments his daughter disappeared he said: "They went back to the friend's flat in Pollokshields then she got a taxi back to Renfrew at about 5.30pm.

"She arrived round the corner from home at Dean Park - it's cheaper to get dropped there than to the door - at about 6pm."

But Sarah, who worked in Claire's Accessories in Braehead, never arrived home.

The family think she "turned around" and went back to Glasgow, possibly by bus, but have no idea why.

River rescue hero George Parsonage had previously vowed never to give up in the search for the 18-year-old.

The Royal Humane Society chairman said: "Every day, every hour, is like a month for the family.

"You must find the person as soon as you can for their sake."

Friends paid tribute to Sarah on social media.

Erin Biersack Feeley said: "Thoughts are with the family at this sad time, such a lovely lassie as well used to go to school with her."

Nicola Davidson said: "Absolutely heart breaking knowing I will never see or hear her voice again. R.I.P Sarah, always close to my heart and never forgotten. My thoughts are with her family at this very sad time, so glad she can be laid to rest now."

Police say they have told her relatives and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Police Scotland confirmed a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and a post mortem will take place in due course to establish how she died.