Police have confirmed that a body found in Caithness last week was that of a missing Australian tourist.
Lynne Radke, 46, vanished while on holiday in the far north.
Her family have thanked rescuers for their help in trying to find her.
Miss Radke was last seen on Monday September 14 and was reported missing two days later following concerns from staff at the guesthouse she was staying at.
Major searches were launched, using officers from across the north as well as the police dog unit, Coastguard teams and lifeboats.
Officers were also involved checking reported sightings of Ms Radke from Dingwall and Orkney.
Ms Radke’s family said: “It is with great regret and sadness to confirm that Lynne Radke, our daughter, sister and aunt, was found off the coast of Northern Scotland.
“As a family we find comfort in her peace.
“We wish to thank you all for your thoughts at this difficult time.
“We are truly grateful to the officers at Wick Police Station that have handled this difficult situation with professionalism and genuine care. We also find comfort in the assistance of the local community who have helped us in our search.
“We maintained hope for a better outcome.
“Arrangements will be announced over the coming weeks.”
A police spokesman said that the cause of death does not appear to be suspicious at this time. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal, as is procedure in these circumstances.