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Search for remains after deadly morning swim

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Christine Armstrong
Christine Armstrong

A search has resumed for a missing NSW woman who is believed to have been taken by a shark “three to four” metres long.

Christine Armstrong was swimming with her husband of 44 years, Rob.

The pair had been visiting Tathra beach daily for the past fourteen years, but yesterday Mrs Armstrong broke from the group she was swimming with and decided to return to shore.

The 63-year-old had told the group of five she was not feeling well and returned the 200 metres back to shore, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

That would be the last time Mr Armstrong would see his wife.  He spotted the shark, which he said was “big” and around four metres long and returned to the beach with other swimmers who swam back together “in a huddle.”

According to reports by News Limited, ‘A witness has told police he saw Mrs Armstrong being attacked by the shark from nearby rocks but was too far away to help.’

The group was treated for shock on the beach as police begun searching for Mrs Armstrong from 8:40am yesterday.

A bouy was dropped where she went missing and dye was dropped in the water to determine currents, assisting in finding any remains.

She is the second person to be taken by a shark in NSW this year.