Police have found human remains along with a swimming cap and
goggles believed to belong to a 63-year-old woman killed by a
shark off the NSW south coast.
The remains found will undergo forensic testing.
Christine Armstrong went missing on Thursday morning while
swimming with a group of people, including her husband Rob,
at Tathra Beach, just south of Bega.
Emergency services said she was killed swimming between
Tathra Wharf and Tathra Beach about 8.20am (AEDT) with her
husband claiming he saw a 3-4 metre shark close to the
The search, which is focusing on the southern end of Tathra
Beach, resumed Friday morning despite wet weather and grey
Divers from Sydney have arrived to assist the search along
with lifesavers from nearby regions.
Two surf club boats have been deployed with a driver and two
The observers will lean over the sides with masks and
snorkels to look for any signs of Mrs Armstrong, with another
half dozen volunteers scouring the rocks, according to Bega
Tathra Beach - a popular tourist spot - remains closed until
Mrs Armstrong's family released a statement on Thursday,
saying "she will be sadly missed by all who loved her".
"She has been swimming at Tathra Beach for 14 years and was
an experienced and committed member of the surf club," the