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14yo pulled from ocean dies in hospital

Wednesday January 22, 2014 - 09:16 EDT

A 14-year-old Darwin girl pulled from the surf at Casuarina Beach last Saturday has died at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Naomi McLachlan was dragged under by a wave in stormy conditions and choppy seas, during monsoonal weather.

The Dripstone Middle School student had been in a critical condition since being resuscitated at the scene on Saturday.

Royal Darwin Hospital says she died this morning.

Duty Superintendent Jo Foley says the girl was swimming with friends at the time of the incident.

Her death follows that of yesterday, after he'd been sucked down a drain on Sunday.

NT Police have warned the public to avoid the water during monsoonal weather.


- ABC

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