The Courier-Mail

Two bodies on beach

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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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