Body believed to be that of a missing Nepalese student retrieved from Sydney’s south


3 April 2019: Emergency crews have recovered a body believed to be that of a Nepalese student who had been missing in the water for over a month.

The body believed to be of the 22-year-old man was retrieved yesterday by officers Wollongong Police District, Police Rescue and the Airwing.




He had been missing since February 25 when he and his group of friends were at the Figure Eight Pools, a popular tourist attraction in the south of Sydney.

He was swept off the rock at high tide. While one of his friends was lucky to be able to climb to safety, the 22-year-old Nepalese citizen failed to resurface after being washed away into the water.

Despite authorities launching a massive multi-agency search operation the missing man could not be located at the time.




Police say about 2.40 pm on Monday, a bushwalker located the body on rocks about 800 metres south of the Figure Eight Pools from where the 22-year-old had gone missing from. Officers retrieved the body around midday yesterday,.

“While the body is yet to be formally identified, it’s believed to be that of a 22-year-old man who was swept off rocks at the Figure Eight Pools on Monday 25 February 2019,” NSW Police said.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Water accidents involving Nepalese students have been a worry for members of the Australian Nepali diaspora.

Another Nepalese youth, Bigul Pandit, has been missing in the Murray River at Albury since January 9. The accounting student at Charles Sturt University went missing while playing with his friends in waist-deep water.

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