HUMAN remains found washed up on the beach at Fingal are thought to be those of a 78-year-old fisherman who was swept off rocks at Blairgowrie, Sunday 29 October.
A woman walking along Gunnamatta beach found a fishing boot with a man’s foot inside near the end of Truemans Rd, 11.05am, Tuesday 7 November, and called police. The fibia and tibia were protruding.
Police and emergency service crews last week scaled down their search for Wantirna man Yik Sua Hong who was last seen standing on rocks at one of his regular fishing spots at noon. A surfer told police deteriorating weather conditions were generating huge seas when he saw the man, who was possibly later swept into the sea.
The man’s family had reportedly visited the scene of his disappearance every day.
Extensive searches by the Air Wing and Parks Victoria earlier in the week proved fruitless.
Sergeant Mick Russell, of Rosebud police, said the remains had been sent to the Coroner’s Court for analysis.