• Tue. Jul 12th, 2022

The search for a teen missing after a late-night swim at Perth’s Scarborough Beach ends in tragedy with the remains of the boy being found by a member and identified by police.

Nov 27, 2020

The remains of a 16-year-old boy who was swept out to sea at Perth’s Scarborough Beach on Monday night have been found.
On Friday, police confirmed a member of the public made the discovery at Trigg Beach, north of Scarborough, on Wednesday morning.
A subsequent police examination confirmed the remains were of the missing teenager, who was in the water with three friends about 8:00pm on Monday when they ran into trouble.
The 16-year-old’s friends were saved by a bystander.
Police and rescuers resumed their search for the missing boy at first light.
The disappearance sparked a major police land, air and sea search, with locals assisting efforts.
The search was hampered by strong winds and turned to a recovery mission on Tuesday afternoon, before eventually being called off on Wednesday.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
On Tuesday, police said the teenager’s mother his next of kin was in Ethiopia.
Police said the boy’s family was not planning to issue a statement.