French tourist missing off Australian beach

20th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

SYDNEY, March 20 (AFP) - Australian police launched a search Sunday for a French tourist who went missing while swimming off the coast of New South Wales.

SYDNEY, March 20 (AFP) - Australian police launched a search Sunday for a French tourist who went missing while swimming off the coast of New South Wales.

Police said the 36-year-old man disappeared after going swimming with friends about 1:00 am Sunday (1400 Saturday GMT) at Shelly Beach, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Sydney.

Police said the man was believed to have consumed wine before entering the water but he was also regarded as a strong swimmer.

© AFP

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