The body of a young woman was discovered on a popular Sunshine Coast beach in the early hours of Thursday Morning, with early reports suggesting she may have drowned.
It has been claimed that an off-duty lifeguard made the grisly discovery at around 5am this morning on Dicky Beach, near Caloundra in Queensland.
Queensland Police said the unidentified woman, whose age is also not known at this time, was wearing a two-piece black swimsuit when she was found, with preliminary information suggesting she may have gone swimming further up the coast.
“Preliminary information suggests the woman had gone swimming at an unknown location north of Dicky Beach where it is believed she then got into difficulties,” a force spokesperson said.
Queensland Police are now appealing for help from the public in identifying the woman, who they described as Caucasian, with a fair complexion, “proportionate build” and medium-length dark brown hair.
Police, paramedics and lifeguards are still at the scene as they attempt to figure out the exact circumstances surrounding the young woman’s tragic death.
According to News.com.au, the tragic incident comes less than two months after surf lifesavers found a South Korean tourist face down in the water at the same beach, two hours north of Brisbane.
The man, aged in his 60s, was pulled from the water and lifeguards started CPR but he was unable to be saved.