The Courier-Mail

Two bod­ies on beach


TWO bod­ies have washed up on a beach north of New­cas­tle.

The bod­ies were found at Birubi Beach yesterday, along with a fuel tank and a dinghy be­lieved to be from a miss­ing yacht.

A boat that had been head­ing from Bro­ken Bay to Port Stephens dis­ap­peared late on Thurs­day night.

Po­lice had been search­ing for the yacht af­ter con­cerns were ex­pressed by fam­ily mem­bers of the crew.

De­tec­tives and wa­ter po­lice at­tended at the beach and Port Stephens po­lice con­firmed the ves­sel had not been found.

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