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Tui Gallaher was laid to rest yesterday.
Believed to be in his 50s, the man died on the scene at Ocean Grove Beach.
The death is the latest in a string of drownings.
Two men have died and two other bodies have been been recovered in separate drownings in NSW on Friday. It comes after a tragic week around the state's beaches and waterways, with 13 people now having...
A toddler who was pulled unconscious from a backyard swimming pool on December 20 died in hospital on Thursday, following the death of his twin sister who pa ed away on Boxing Day. Robbi and Charli Ma...
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Seven people have already drowned during the holiday period, including one child.
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They were traveling towards Italy in poorly-made rubber dinghies.
The rate of recorded deaths in the Mediterranean has risen sharply this year, with more than 3,740 migrants drowning on their way to Europe.
Some 500 people were saved in three rescue missions on Tuesday.
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At least 3,770 people are thought to have died on Mediterranean routes last year.
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The migrants — fleeing wars, oppression and poverty — often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets.
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Over 80 people have been rescued from the capsized boat; the number of drowned is yet unknown.
Some 1,370 migrants and refugees have drowned this year, 25 percent fewer than the same period in 2015.