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Tributes Paid to Dublin-Born Ocean Swimmer Who Drowned in New Zealand

18th January 2021
Kaikōura on New Zealand’s South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Wellington Kaikōura on New Zealand’s South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Wellington Credit: Clilly4/Wikimedia

Tributes have been paid to a Dublin-born woman who drowned off a coastal town on New Zealand’s South Island.

As Stuff reports, 56-year-old Eve Parkin was reported missing in South Bay off Kaikōura on Tuesday 12 January.

After a multi-agency search and rescue operation was launched, her body was found in the water the following morning.

Parkin was a keen ocean swimmer, who reportedly swam in Dublin Bay year-round in her youth.

After taking up sea swimming again nine years ago, she became a fixture in the water at Kaikōura and in competitions around her adopted country.

Stuff has more on the story HERE.

Published in Sea Swim
MacDara Conroy

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