Singaporean missing in waters off Western Australia, MFA seeking travel exemption for family
SINGAPORE — A Singaporean man is believed to be missing in the waters off Western Australia, according to media reports on Thursday (2 July).
Goh Heng Yi, 23, an economics student at the University of Western Australia, was washed into the waters at Injidup Nature Spa near the end of Wyadup Road about 5.10pm on Monday, local news outlets said.
Search efforts on Wednesday have been hampered by bad weather, the reports added.
The West Australian reported that Goh, who was with five friends, had climbed down several rocks and was trying to take a photo at a popular selfie spot when he was washed off a six-metre ledge.
When contacted, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it is “providing support and rendering consular assistance to the family in Singapore, including seeking the assistance of the Australian government for exemption for the family on compassionate grounds to be able to travel to Perth notwithstanding the current border entry restrictions due to COVID-19.”
The ministry added that the Singapore High Commission in Canberra is also liaising closely with local authorities on the search and rescue efforts. “We will continue to provide appropriate support to the family during this period.”
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