Aida Hamed Wiki – Bio
Australian Post Office employee, Aida Hamed has been identified as the person who died after being swept through rocks in Bushrangers Bay at the popular but remote Mornington Peninsula swim and surf spot.
Helicopters were sent to the beach shortly after 15:30, following reports of four people swept into the ocean.
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She was 45-year-old
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After reports of four people being dragged into the ocean, helicopters were sent to the beach shortly after 15:30.
Mornington Peninsula police said the waves came “out of nowhere” and dragged the group into the ocean.
Three of the people were rescued, and the Victoria Police praised the two members of the public – including an out-of-duty lifeguard – who went into the water to help them.
The police said one of them held the surfboard and helped the swimmers ashore, but Ms. Hamed could not be saved.
Ms. Hamed was working at the Lalor post office in northern Melbourne. An Australia Post spokesperson said he was a “much loved” member of the team.
“We are very sorry that Aida Hamed passed away,” he said.
“We offer our deepest sympathy for Aida’s family and colleagues at this sad time.”
Her friends and family took to social media to pay their respects to Ms. Hamed, and a friend described her as “a true angel” with a good spirit.
In other incidents, an 80-year-old boy was taken out of the water in Rye just after 4 pm yesterday.
But Surf Lifeguard Victoria said they are still confirming whether this incident was drowning or not.
Police said a woman died in her late 20s after having difficulty waters in Gippsland, southeast of Melbourne.
The woman swam to help a young man who was struggling and getting into trouble.
An off-duty lifeboat pulled her out of the water and gave her CPR but could not be revived.
The young girl reached the shore safely and was checked by ambulance crews.
Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said there have been 38 drownings in the state since July.
He said there were 34 drownings for the full financial year 2019-2020.
Of these events, 12 children under the age of 14 died.
“Our data shows that a few drowned people happened on their own, if you’re going to go into the water, go in with someone else,” he said.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said it was a “tragic day” for the state.
He said he wanted to convey his deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased and “shouted” to those who attended the stage.
“As we convey our condolences and best wishes to the families who lost our loved ones, I think we should always remember as a community that these emergency service workers and volunteers will carry with them yesterday for the rest of their lives,” he said.
“We extend our best wishes to those who come to the rescue, to those who do everything in their power to save them, they and their families will bear the burden of this experience for many years to come.”
Liam Kirge, managing director of Life Saving Victoria (LSV), said the events were a tragic reminder for swimmers to use the patrolling beaches.
“What we need to remember is that there are five million or so swimming lessons missed during restrictions and their fitness is probably not where they are,” Krige said.
“We have a lot of remote locations people visit, some of the COVID messages were somewhat spread. So we need to consider both risks to keep people safe.”