Coledale search fails to find girls

POLICE have searched Coledale Beach following reports that two girls may have gone missing after entering the water.
Shortly before 12.30am today Wollongong police attended Coledale Beach following reports that two girls may be missing.
Police were informed by witnesses that two girls, about 16 years of age, went into the water about 12.10am.
The witnesses said they saw them go into the water but never saw them come back out. Neither witness kept a continuous watch of the two girls.
An air and land-based search was conducted with the assistance of NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter, however no-one was located.
Police said the search has been called off and at this stage there are no plans to resume. Police have not received any missing person reports.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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