Remains on beach could be of missing surfer
By SAMANTHA HEALY
REMAINS found yesterday, and believed to be human, will be sent for testing to determine if they belong to a Kingscliff man who went missing in rough surf on Tuesday.
Rescuers resumed their search for the 45-year-old man early yesterday morning along Kingscliff's main stretch of beach, but found nothing.
However, at 8am, police received a call that human body parts had been found about 350 metres south of the Cabarita headland. One hour later another call was made to police saying more remains had been found on a Hastings Point beach.
It is understood the remains found were internal organs, which have been sent to Tweed Hospital to determine if they are human.
Just after midday on Tuesday, a 45-year-old man was swimming with his older brother about 20 metres from shore, 300 metres north of the Kingscliff Bowls Club, when he got into trouble and drifted out to sea.
An extensive land, sea and air search was conducted but there was no sign of the missing swimmer.
Inspector Ross Wilkinson, of the Tweed/Byron LAC, said it was not known if the remains were from the missing man or if he had been taken by a shark.
"The police are in constant contact with the man's family," he said.