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Parents plea for information after British model, 19, is found dead in the sea during holiday

Revealed: Cambridge student, 19, is found dead in the sea on Boxing Day after ‘hitting her head on rocks’ during a holiday to South Africa

  • Sinead Moodliar was on holiday in the resort town of Umhlanaga when she died
  • She had been staying at her parent’s flat in the town whilst they were in the UK
  • Her body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day 
  • Her father believes she was hit by a wave and then washed onto rocks 

The family of a 19-year-old British girl who was found floating dead in the ocean in South Africa are appealing for information about her death. 

Teenager Sinead Moodliar was on holiday in the resort town of Umhlanaga in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa when she was found dead in the ocean.

She had been staying at her parent’s flat in the town whilst they were in the UK at the time of the incident.

Sinead was studying for a philosophy degree at Cambridge University. 

Teenager Sinead Moodliar was on holiday in the resort town of Umhlanaga in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa when she was found dead in the ocean

Her body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day and CPR led to her pulse being regained.

She was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care but the 19-year-old died shortly after, according to her father Bob Moodliar.

The grieving father told reporters his daughter had been watching the sunrise with a friend at the beach with her feet in the water.

He says it is believed she was hit by a freak wave and she could have died after being hit into some rocks which were close by.

Sinead was working towards a degree in Philosophy at Cambridge University.

Her father said the University has now decided to award her the degree posthumously because of the results she had already achieved.

She had been staying at her parent’s flat in the town whilst they were in the UK at the time of the incident.

Sinead had been staying at her parent's flat in the town whilst they were in the UK at the time of the incident. Sinead is pictured with her parents, Noeleen and Bob Moodliar 

Sinead had been staying at her parent’s flat in the town whilst they were in the UK at the time of the incident. Sinead is pictured with her parents, Noeleen and Bob Moodliar 

Sinead's body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day and CPR led to her pulse being regained.

Sinead’s body was reportedly pulled from the water by lifeguards on Boxing Day and CPR led to her pulse being regained.

Bob Moodliar says his daughter’s death has been “one long nightmare for our family” and added that finding out the exact circumstances of Sinead’s death would help bring closure.

Bob and his wife Noeleen had been in the UK at the time of the incident and flew straight to South Africa after hearing what had happened but were informed upon landing that Sinead had died.

He is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward as there is a gap in knowing exactly what happened between her leaving their flat and her being rescued.

Bob says his daughter had planned to study a Masters degree in political science and enter the political arena in the country, adding that she looked up to Nelson Mandela.

It is unclear if a police investigation has been launched or if foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is urged to contact bob.moodliar@talktalk.net [2]

Sinead was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care but the 19-year-old died shortly after, according to her father Bob Moodliar

Sinead was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care but the 19-year-old died shortly after, according to her father Bob Moodliar

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