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Body found in search for missing teen Tui Gallaher at Maroubra

Drowning at Maroubra beach
Tui Gallagher, 14, was on a day trip to Maroubra with family. Photo: Facebook.
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The body of a teenage boy has been recovered from the surf at Maroubra Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The body has not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be that of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in the water after a night time swim on Tuesday.

Police resumed a search for the boy in the early hours of the morning, and just after 7.15am they were called to the southern end of the beach, following reports a member of the public had found the body.

The teenager’s family has been notified.

Emergency crews were called to the beach just after 8.30pm on Tuesday after reports two teenagers were in trouble in the water.

This is the 10th drowning in New South Wales over the Christmas period, while Peter Abd-El-Kaddous, 42, is still missing.

He went missing on Wednesday while swimming with a family member in the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga.

The search for Mr Abd-El-Kaddous resumed this morning, with the assistance of police divers.

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