Pebbly beach body identified

POLICE have confirmed a body found washed ashore on Wednesday is that of a South Korean national who went missing at Red Rock on Sunday.

Shortly before 2.30pm on Sunday the 23-year-old man was reportedly washed off rocks at Red Rock.

His disappearance sparked an ongoing sea and land search by emergency services crews and Red Rock-Corindi Surf Club members.

About 3pm on Wednesday, a camper found a body on Pebbly Beach in Yuraygir National Park, north of Red Rock.

The body was taken to Coffs Harbour mortuary and was formally identified overnight as the missing South Korean man.

The man's family has been advised and it is understood they are on their way to Australia.

Police are preparing a coroner's brief on the circumstances surrounding the man's death.



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