Body of Tongan teen found in Australia

The body found by Police in Australia yesterday after 7.15am has been identified as of 14-year-old Tuipulotu Gallaher, Australian media have reported.

The Tongan boy went missing after he and his cousin got into trouble while swimming at a popular Sydney beach on Tuesday.

He was found after a large scale Police search aided by helicopters and jetskis had been scouring the waters for days.

Gallaher and his family, from Guildford in the city’s west, were on a day trip to Maroubra Beach.

Tui and his cousin, also 14, went for a swim at the southern end of the beach about 8.30pm, when they got into trouble.

A 26-year-old man walking past spotted the teens and jumped in the water to rescue them.

He reached one of the boys and pulled him back to shore. However when he went back into the surf, Tui had vanished.

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