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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Neplease Woman’s body washes up at Maroubra Beach

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha Feb 14, 2017 :
The woman, in her 20s, has been identified as an international student from the University of New South Wales. A member of the public discovered her body at the northern end of Maroubra beach in the city’s east about 6am today. It is understood she drowned.

Eastern Beaches Inspector Anthony Agnew said a man is believed to have been with her at the time. Personal items belonging to both have been recovered from the beach. “We haven’t been able to locate him at this stage,” Insp Agnew said. “We’re doing our best but the surf is very hard.”
“There’s a strong possibility he has gone into the ocean as well.”

The woman’s friends have been notified, however her family, from Nepal, have not yet been reached.
A search effort was launched this morning with the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, two Sydney duty officers, council lifeguard jet skis, and NSW Police all providing support.
Currently the search is concentrated between the northern end of the beach and as far as Wedding Cake Island at Coogee, but poor visibility, and strong swell conditions are presenting a challenge to rescuers.
A number of beaches in NSW are closed due to the weather with only Coogee currently open in metropolitan Sydney.

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