Gruesome find

A HUMAN skeleton was found at Shallow Inlet at Sandy Point on Christmas Day.

A person snorkelling around 2pm observed the skeleton partially buried in the sand several metres underwater and approximately 25 metres from shore.

A police officer from Foster attended the scene and confirmed the skeleton was that of a human after diving into the water himself.

While waiting for police search and rescue officers to arrive from Melbourne, the policeman from Foster marked the location for police divers using a water bottle and a rock tied to either end of a rope.

Police divers retrieved the skeleton.

Police said there was no evidence of the matter being suspicious and said the body had been in the water for at least six months as it was covered in algae.

The area has been examined by police and the remains were taken to the Coroners Court to be forensically tested.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=23640

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