Shark idea explored in disappearance of lacking Swedish man, inquest advised

Police contacted the Division of Main Industries and consulted shark consultants, who stated the marks and tears on the shirt have been in step with shark enamel, however they weren’t in a position to decide the species or whether or not the shark interplay was earlier than or after demise.

The officer in command of the investigation, Constable Kendall Desbrow from Northern Seashores police space command, stated the waves within the space that day have been “fairly massive” and it was “very windy, so there was a whole lot of water shifting on the day”.

She stated she carried out a signs-of-life verify with all states and territories and didn’t obtain any indication that Samrud-Sage was nonetheless alive.

Samrud-Sage’s father Oliver stated his son – who’s “very a lot missed” – liked life in Manly and had been following within the footsteps of his mom, who backpacked round Australia within the Nineteen Eighties.

“He was very excited to be spending this hole couple of years in Australia, having fun with I’d say the approach to life there,” he stated. “He was very lively and wholesome, very social. His pals would all take the precedence.”


Oliver stated he talked to his son on January 17 and had “an excellent chat”. He stated it was necessary for his household to have closure on the disappearance.

“He’s been missed from many components of the world, from many individuals,” he stated.

Deputy State Coroner Erin Kennedy stated she was touched by the tribute to the younger man, and took a break earlier than returning to courtroom. She stated she might inform from the temporary of proof that Samrud-Sage “had a really adventurous spirit and was well-loved”.

She prolonged her honest condolences to the household, and stated the Coroners Courtroom and police labored shortly as a result of “everybody wished a decision for you”.

“It’s so unhappy for you that he couldn’t truly be discovered,” she stated. “The search was so thorough; discovering that pocket within the ocean was extraordinary.”

She discovered that Samrud-Sage died on account of misadventure, however was unable to make a discovering on his reason behind demise regardless of the “wonderful proof” of the pocket.

“When he fell, actually, it was a catastrophic fall,” Kennedy stated. “I can’t within the circumstances make sure of what, in actual fact, brought about his demise, however I can completely discover that he’s now deceased.”

She stated Samrud-Sage’s “poor pals” have been “helpless given the tough circumstances of the day” despite the fact that they “did their best possible, instantly, to assist him”.

“It might have been anybody’s baby, it was simply an accident,” she stated. “It was made worse, in fact, as a result of he was so younger.”

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