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    British Tourist, Sinead Moodliar (19) Was Swept To Her Death While Watching The Sunrise From A South African Beach

    Sinead died on Boxing Day last year but an inquest into her death has been held this week


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/821995...-south-africa/

    Sinead Moodliar, 19, a philosophy student, was pulled from the sea in the resort town of Umhlanaga on Boxing Day

    By Mark Hodge
    17 Jan 2019, 17:01Updated: 18 Jan 2019, 19:06


    THE parents of a British model who died after being found floating in the sea off the coast of South Africa are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

    Sinead Moodliar, 19, a student at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, was on holiday in the resort town of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal when she was found in the ocean.




    The teenager, who was signed to a London modelling agency, had been staying at her parent?s flat in the town whilst they were in the UK at the time of the tragedy.

    Her body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day and CPR led to her pulse being regained.

    She was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care but the 19-year-old died shortly after, according to her father Bob Moodliar.

    Her grieving dad told reporters his daughter had been watching the sunrise with a friend at the beach with her feet in the water.

    Bob says it is believed she was hit by a freak wave and she could have died after being smashed into rocks which were close by.

    One long nightmare for our family

    Sinead was working towards a degree in philosophy .

    Her father said university bosses have now decided to award her the degree posthumously because of the results she had already achieved.

    Bob says his daughter?s death has been ?one long nightmare for our family? and added that finding out the exact circumstances of Sinead?s death would help bring closure.

    He and his wife Noeleen flew straight to South Africa after she was pulled from the water but were informed upon landing that Sinead had died.



    Bob is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward as there is a gap in knowing exactly what happened between her leaving their flat and her being rescued.

    He says his daughter had planned to study a Masters degree in political science before pursuing a career in politics, adding that she looked up to former South African leader Nelson Mandela.

    It is unclear if a police investigation has been launched or if foul play is suspected.



    Her body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day and CPR led to her pulse being regainedCredit: Facebook/Sinead Moodliar


    Her parents Bob and Noeleen were in the UK when the tragedy happenedCredit: Central European News



    It is believed the 19-year-old was watching the sunrise with a friend when she hit by a big waveCredit: Central European News



    Sinead was holidaying over the Christmas period in South AfricaCredit: Central European News


    The student was pulled from the ocean by lifeguards but later died in hospitalCredit: Central European News



    The teenager's parents are now appealing for witnesses to come forward as they look for answers as to how she diedCredit: Central European News
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    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/s...-a4211791.html

    Sinead Moodliar: Tragic British student, 19, swept out to sea as she watched sunrise in South Africa
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    Sinead Moodliar, 19, a philosophy student at Anglia Ruskin University, died after being swept out to sea, an inquest has been told


    Sinead Moodliar, 19, a philosophy student at Anglia Ruskin University, died after being swept out to sea, an inquest has been told ( Facebook/ Sinead Moodliar )



    A British student died after being swept out to sea as she watched a sunrise in South Africa, an inquest has heard.

    Sinead Moodliar, 19, a philosophy student at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, was on holiday over the Christmas period last year.


    She went to see the sun rise at Umhlanaga Rocks, a beach area near Durban, on Boxing Day when she was involved in a "catastrophic accident", a hearing in Huntingdon was told on Monday.

    Cambridgeshire's senior coroner David Heming said: "This is a tragic, catastrophic accident. Sinead had gone to a beach area to witness the sunrise.


    "While standing on a rocky area, a powerful wave washed her into the sea."





    The teenager was swept out to sea as she watched a sunrise in South Africa (Facebook/ Sinead Moodliar)


    People on the beach reported hearing screams at 5.15am.

    Miss Moodliar was dragged from the water by lifeguards and paramedics resuscitated her, but she died in hospital on December 27.

    The inquest was attended by her parents Bob and Noeleen Moodliar, of Wilburton near Ely.

    Mr Moodliar said he spoke to his daughter while she was in a restaurant on Christmas Day and she "seemed well and bubbly", and she later went to the beach.


    He said he took a flight from the UK to South Africa as soon as he heard his daughter was involved in an accident, but she died before he could arrive.

    Mr Moodliar said his daughter had been standing on a rock when the wave took her.

    "She was just allowing the sea to wash over her feet when this happened," he said.

    "One wave came and engulfed her and the backwash took her into the sea."

    He said that a witness reported seeing his daughter struggling 35 metres out when another wave took her.

    He said lifeguards were due to start their shift at 6am but had arrived early as they were expecting large numbers of people on Boxing Day, so were able to rescue his daughter.

    "Christmas and Boxing Day, lots of people sleep on the beach even as it?s their summer so 5am is quite bright," he said.

    He said the lifeguards would not have allowed anyone in the sea as it was "so rough".

    Coroner Mr Heming, examining a photograph of the sea on another occasion, said: "The swell on that is truly frightening."


    He said the "ferocious turbulence of the sea" washed Miss Moodliar from the rock.

    A post-mortem examination, conducted in Durban, recorded Miss Moodliar's medical cause of death as complications following near drowning.

    It noted a head injury consistent with striking a rock as she fell, and lung damage.

    Mr Heming, extending his condolences to the family, said: "These are unforeseen incidents that nobody ever caters for."

    He recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

    Father-of-three Mr Moodliar, who operates a franchise of Subway restaurants, said after the inquest: "We absolutely miss our daughter.


    "We cannot come to terms with the fact she's no longer here."

    He said the family feel as if she is still on holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    The ocean wants all of us dead. It can eat a dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    The ocean wants all of us dead. It can eat a dick.


    I don't think it'll be insulted by that because no-one's eaten more sailor dick than the ocean, it's practically a hobby at this point.



    Speaking of watery death though, I was looking at a pic taken from a Sydney ferry the other day & it made me think of you



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