Australia Australia - Victoria McCloy, 22, & Geoffrey Bignell, 20, (fnd deceased), Torndirrup NP, 22 Nov 2019

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  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    Albany Police are conducting a land and marine search operation in the vicinity of Bald Head, in the Torndirrup National Park.

    22-year-old woman Victoria McCloy and 20-year-old man Geoffrey Bignell travelled from Northam to Bald Head on Friday morning, 22 November 2019. Ms McCloy made contact with family that evening to advise them they had arrived safely.

    The pair were intending on spending the weekend camping and fishing. They were due to arrive back in Northam on Sunday afternoon or evening, however they failed to return. This is out of character, and they have since missed other commitments.

    A concerned family member travelled to Bald Head and located the vehicle the missing pair had driven there, a black 2-door Holden Barina, however was unable to locate either of the missing pair.

    Police were alerted to the situation this morning, Tuesday 25 November 2019, and a search operation was commenced.

    Ms McCloy is described as being fair skinned, 170-175cm tall, of slim build with green/blue eyes and long dark brown hair.

    Mr Bignell is described as fair skinned, 170-175cm tall, of slim build, with short sandy hair (in braids) and large ear piercings.

    Resource deployed as part of the search operation includes:
    - Police
    - DFES Volunteer Marine Rescue Service (search area includes cliffs and rocky coastline).
    - SES Search Teams
    - Fixed Wing Aerial Spotter Plane
    - Albany Surf Life Saving Jetski Rescue Unit
    - DBCA Rangers

    Police would like to speak to anyone who saw Ms McCloy and Mr Bignall, or their Holden Barina in the Bald Head carpark area between Friday night and today.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 131 444.

    Western Australia Police Force

    Search continues for pair missing in Albany
     


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    They've located Geoffrey's body. Still no sign of Victoria.

    Western Australian police pull back on search for missing woman Victoria McCloy | Daily Mail Online

    • Victoria McCloy and Geoffrey Bignell camped in a national park on November 22
    • They never returned home and concerned family contacted police
    • Mr Bignell's body was found on Friday and the search has been scaled back

    Friends of a woman missing in Western Australia's rugged south hope to conduct their own private search after the official effort was suspended.

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    A land and sea search was launched, and Mr Bignell's body was found on Friday.
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    https://thewest.com.au/news/regiona...ria-mccloy-missing-near-albany-ng-b881398258z
     
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    I do hope they find her to bring her home to rest.
     
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    'Where's my baby?': Devastated mum calls for mandatory life jackets for rock fishers
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    The mother of a young woman swept into the ocean on Western Australia's south coast says it is time the state introduced mandatory life jackets for rock fishers.

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    Rachel McCloy's only daughter Victoria, known as Tori, 22, was fishing on a rock near Bald Head with her fiance Geoffrey Bignell, 20, on November 22, 2019. Police believe both were hit by a king wave and swept into the Southern Ocean or one was washed into the ocean and the other jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue their partner. Mr Bignell's body was found a few days later but no trace of Tori has ever been found.

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    Ms McCloy lives with the heartache of not having a place to visit where her daughter is buried.

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    A trial is underway at Salmon Holes, forcing rock fishers to wear life jackets or face a fine of up to $1,000. [snip] Ms McCloy said the trial should be expanded along WA's coast for all rock fishing locations. "Even if Tori was wearing a life jacket, she might not have survived, but at least her body could have been retrieved," she said.
     
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