Wednesday , June 16 2021

Parsons Beach SA: Missing teenager Arash Yari found after lost in the sea



The body of a Victorian teenager who disappeared at sea for four days was recovered by police on a dangerous surfing beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.

A water operations unit recovered 17-year-old Arash Yari in rough waters near Parsons Beach after a helicopter spotted the Victorian boy around 10.15 am on Friday.

Arash disappeared into the surf around 12:30 on a Tuesday after entering the water with a friend to cool off during a fishing trip.

media_cameraArash's troubled father, Charman Yari, was camped with his family at Parsons Beach. Image: AAP / MIKE BURTON

The pair were sucked into the sea in a fierce attack, but Arash's friend, the 20-year-old Norwegian Nimatllah Rafiq Ali, reached the coast.

Another man who jumped to save the boys was also caught in a rip. He was eventually rescued by surfer Gethyn Singleton, 51, about 600 meters from Waitpinga Beach.

Arash's devastated family told The Advertiser yesterday they camped on the cliff of Parsons Beach until their "lovely boy" was returned to them.

The family fled Afghanistan and settled in Sunshine West, about 15 km west of Melbourne last year.

Victor Harbor police will prepare a report for the coroner.


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