Bodies of father/daughter drowning victims recovered


The Holden Hill man, 35, and his young daughter were swept off the rocks and into the water near Whaler’s Way Sanctuary at the Eyre Peninsula on Sunday afternoon, South Australian police said.

They were swept into the ocean while taking photographs at Cape Carnot, according to the ABC.

A bystander stopped another man from trying to rescue the pair from waters. Their bodies were spotted yesterday by emergency services, but rough conditions hampered recovery efforts.

The child’s body was recovered last night, and her father’s body was recovered from the water this morning by police and the State Emergency Service.

Their bodies were spotted yesterday by emergency services, but rough conditions hampered recovery efforts. Picture: Robert LangSource:Supplied

A ‘freak wave’ is believed to have caused the tragedy. Photo: Robert Lang

A ‘freak wave’ is believed to have caused the tragedy. Photo: Robert LangSource:Supplied

Emergency services rushed to the area just after 1.30pm on Sunday, conducting a search by land, air and sea, after reports the pair had been swept into the water by a “freak wave” at Cape Carnot on the Eyre Peninsula.

Port Lincoln Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

— with AAP



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