Human remains could be shark attack victim

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 surface.

The search, which is focusing on the southern end of Tathra Beach, resumed Friday morning despite wet weather and grey skies.

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 people.

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 District News.

Tathra Beach - a popular tourist spot - remains closed until further notice.

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 statement said.

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