The family of a Kenyan student who drowned in Australia is appealing for financial assistance to repatriate her body to Kenya for burial.
Sharon Jepkosgei Kigen, who hailed from Moiben in Uasin Gishu County, drowned Sydney’s south-west on Tuesday afternoon, 9News reported.
Sharon arrived in Australia in November 2022 and was a student at Australian Catholic university-North Sydney.
Emergency services were called to Georges River at Macquarie Fields after the woman “failed to resurface” when swimming about 3.45 pm.
NSW Police said they searched the water to find her.
“Officers from The Traffic and Highway Patrol entered the water along with members of the public and commenced to search the water where the woman was located and brought to the shoreline,” NSW Police said in a statement.
NSW Ambulance paramedics performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but she could not be revived.
Family and friends are targeting to raise Sh2.5 million (AUD$20,000) to enable the body of Sharon be repatriated to Kenya
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