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Tasmania beach yields remains of missing swimmer

Three bodies, believed to be a woman and child, and a man, have been found at two sites in Sydney.

Three bodies, believed to be a woman and child, and a man, have been found at two sites in Sydney. Photo: AAP

Two weeks after she was caught in a rip, a body believed to be that of the missing swimmer has been found at MacKenzies Beach near Doctors Rocks at Wynyard on Saturday evening.

They believe it is the remains of a 22-year-old woman from the local area who went missing while swimming off Somerset Beach near Burnie on November 11.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved ones and formal identification will be completed in due course,” police said.

The 22-year-old, her 26-year-old sister and nine-year-old brother got caught in a rip but only her siblings were able to escape the current.

Volunteer boats, surf lifesavers, police divers and a rescue helicopter scoured an area of more than 680sq km before the search was suspended.

-AAP

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