Desperate search for missing teenager, 16, who was swept off rocks ends in tragedy as his body is found by police divers
- Frantic search ends in tragedy for teenager swept from rocks at Browns Beach
- Police announced on Sunday the body of Ahmad Alfarhan had been recovered
- Student was the only swimmer in group of five who didn’t make it back to shore
- Adelaide community has raised nearly $30,000 for the heartbroken family
Police divers have found the body of a 16-year-old boy who was swept off rocks on Saturday.
Ahmad Alfarhan was swept into the ocean along with four others after being hit by a wave at Browns Beach, off South Australia‘s Yorke Peninsula.
Emergency services were called to the Innes National Park around 2pm on Saturday after the teenager was the only swimmer not to make it back to shore.
South Australian Police have said Ahmad Alfarhan was killed after he and four others were swept from rocks at Browns Beach, off South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula on Saturday
A desperate search for the Paralowie teenager followed, with local fishermen, Sea Rescue, state emergency service, Country Fire Service and national park crews assisting police.
The search was called off around 7:45pm due to fading light, with police issuing a statement that said ‘grave concerns’ were held for Ahmad’s welfare.
Police continued the search at first light on Sunday morning with the help of specialist divers.
The 16-year-old’s body was tragically found in the area he was last seen at about 11:30am on Sunday, with a report to be prepared for the coroner.
A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $30,000 for the Alfarhan family, which will be used to cover the costs of the teenager’s funeral.
Organiser Lena Allouche described Ahmad as ‘a beautiful year 11 student’ and said his family were ‘overwhelmed with the amount of support they have received’.
‘While the funeral has been covered as you all know the emotional, physical and mental health of all his family and friends will be strained for a significant amount of time, so all your donations will help to support them in need.’
The 16-year-old’s body was found in the area he was last seen at about 11:30am on Sunday, with the assistance of Police Water Operations Unit divers