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    Australia - Katelyn Taylor, 19, Marcoola Beach, QLD, 16 March 2014

    POLICE are trying to piece together a bizarre chain of events that has cut short one life and left another in tatters.

    Sunshine Coast officers are treating the drowning death of university student Katelyn Taylor, 19, at Marcoola and a nearby car crash involving Johnny Sullivan, 21, as two separate non-suspicious moments of madness.

    Mr Sullivan, who is in the Royal Brisbane Hospital with head and internal injuries, is the only one who can shed light on the tragic events of Sunday morning.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226858604753
    I just came across this in the news. The guy, Johnny Sullivan, is in a coma and LE are hoping he will come out of it to fill them in on what happened.......

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    Katelyn's FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/katelyn.taylor.7568?fref=ts

    She'd only recently moved to the Sunshine Coast from Tasmania. She looks really sweet. Poor girl.

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    I read an article on this today, so sad.

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    So many questions...

    I wonder if he was driving to get help for her.... And therefore he was driving in a panic?


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    Such a lovely girl. So sad she's gone. I hope they can figure out what happened.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    She and Mr Sullivan were at Marcoola Beach about 2.30am. At 2.58am, an emergency call reported a single-occupant car accident involving Mr Sullivan.

    Just after 5am, Ms Taylor’s belongings and, shortly after, her body were found on the shore.

    At the time of the suspected drowning, the surf was 2.5m.
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226857438916


    Such a beautiful young girl.

    I can't imagine what she was doing going into crashing surf that was 2.5m (over 8 feet) high. I just returned from a holiday in that area, and there is no way anyone could miss the fact that all the beaches were closed due to the dangerous conditions. For days it has been on every news report, in every newspaper, signs up and down the beaches saying "Beach Closed - Hazardous Conditions".

    A very sad situation for Katelyn and her loved ones.
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    They headed down to the beach in front of the Marcoola Beach Resort, a few hundred metres from where Mr Sullivan and a flatmate rent an apartment in the complex. The ocean was roaring due to the most powerful swells in more than six months.

    Mr Sullivan’s female flatmate reported she left them on the sand at 2.30am.

    Paramedics were called to a single-vehicle accident, involving Mr Sullivan, 1.5km north, at 2.58am.
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226858604753


    So very odd. Brand-new-friends Johnny Sullivan and Katelyn were with Johnny's flatmate at the beach near Johnny's flat. The flatmate leaves. 28 minutes later Johnny crashes into a parked car, after driving north, then south. 2 hours later Katelyn is found washed up on the shore ... with her belongings found on the beach.

    I hope that the police can puzzle this one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthAussie View Post




    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226857438916


    Such a beautiful young girl.

    I can't imagine what she was doing going into crashing surf that was 2.5m (over 8 feet) high. I just returned from a holiday in that area, and there is no way anyone could miss the fact that all the beaches were closed due to the dangerous conditions. For days it has been on every news report, in every newspaper, signs up and down the beaches saying "Beach Closed - Hazardous Conditions".
    A very sad situation for Katelyn and her loved ones.
    BBM Thanks for that beach info, SouthAussie That makes it even weirder

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    At least this is positive news:

    [Mr Sullivan's] condition improved yesterday from serious to stable.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226858604753

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    A LAUNCESTON teenager who drowned off the Queensland coast has been remembered for her ``heart of gold''.......

    The drowning has left friends shocked and saddened, with a tribute site appearing on Facebook shortly after the news spread.

    Ms Taylor was described on Facebook as having an extremely bright future with loads of potential.

    http://www.examiner.com.au/story/215...drowned/?cs=95
    She was very well loved and sounds like such a lovely woman.


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    Her poor, poor parents

    CRAIG and Gaylene Taylor will always remember their eldest daughter as an independent young woman with an eye for fun and a determination to succeed.

    Just four weeks after making the big move to the Sunshine Coast from Tasmania, Katelyn Taylor was taken from her parents too soon.

    http://www.noosanews.com.au/news/par...-girl/2203182/

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    I don't understand this. At all.

    Did she go swimming voluntarily? If she'd had a few bevvies, she'd be thinking irrationally and probably thought that swimming was a great idea. On the other hand, I don't understand why the guy left her there. Why not call Triple 0, instead of driving off to get help (assumedly)?

    Alcohol will play a huge role here.

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    Michael Buscombe, of the Pacific Palms Motor Inn at Marcoola, was among the first on the scene of the car crash.
    He said the young driver had veered left while heading south on a relatively straight stretch of the David Low Way and ploughed into the back of a parked Kia Sportage, owned by one of the motel guests.
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226858604753


    I wonder where Johnny Sullivan was going after 2:30am that night?

    It looks as though help would have been much closer if he drove south or inland, instead of north. That is, if he was going for help

    He crashed at high speed while driving south again toward the beach where he left Katelyn about 1 km from the beach - as shown on this Google map.

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/P...-26.604244!3e0
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    Maybe the three of them went to the beach to watch the big waves...

    Then what happened?


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    I probably missed it...

    but where did KT meet JS and flat mate originally...

    were they at a restaurant/bar/party?


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