Mother found dead at Folkestone beach
THE body of a "caring animal lover, mother and wife" was found by a member of the public at Sunny Sands Beach on Saturday.
Rosalind Page was reported missing from her Cornwallis Avenue home at 6am that day.
Six hours later, the 58-year-old's body was found.
A close neighbour and friend, who asked not to be named, paid tribute, saying: "It's absolutely tragic, all her friends are heartbroken.
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"I have known her since 2007 and she was a really lovely lady.
"She was so kind and loved animals. If any animal was in need or distress she would try to help.
"She was a wonderful mother and wife and will be so missed."
A crowd had gathered at Sunny Sands Beach on Saturday when police and a lifeboat from Dover arrived to retrieve the body.
One member of the public said: "When the police arrived, some thought it might have been Richard Branson, who had been due to attempt the Channel crossing this weekend.
"It soon became clear that wasn't the case, but it was very sad news nonetheless."
A spokesman for the Dover lifeboat said: "Soon after leaving harbour on Saturday to attend Walmer lifeboat station's open day, we were requested by Dover Coastguard to head to Copt Point at Folkestone, where a passer-by had spotted a body on the rocks.
"Due to the location and terrain, the lifeboat and its Y boat were deemed the most appropriate and safest means to recover the person."
Mrs Page's brother said the family would prefer not to comment publicly.