Police find body of missing man Nischal Ghimire on Adelaide beach
Police have found the body of a man, who went missing from Glenelg Beach Friday morning, after an extensive air and land search.
Nischal Ghimire’s body was found at the West Beach boat ramp at 7:30pm on Friday evening.
Nischal Ghimire, 22, was reported missing at 12:30am after failing to return from a visit to the beach. He had been caring for a 10-year-old boy.
The boy was found wandering in a nearby suburb earlier in the day.
Mr Ghimire’s vehicle was found nearby on the esplanade near Anderson Avenue, police said.
SA Police Inspector Sandy Morey said the child, who lives with a disability and is non-verbal, was found by local residents on the esplanade at Glenelg North.
Inspector Morey said it appeared the young boy had been in the water, but it was not known if Mr Ghimire had been.
Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Mr Ghimire’s cousin, Devi Shrestha, told the ABC that he had arrived in Australia from Nepal more than two years ago — and did not know how to swim.
“He loves coming to the beach but he never swim[s] alone,” she said.
“I’m hoping for the good news … we just arrived here early in the morning at 3:30am I think.”
While it is still unknown whether Mr Ghimire got into trouble in the water, his disappearance follows a string of drowning incidents at Glenelg.
She had been swept into the sea from the breakwater.
Four other teenagers, also from India, were rescued during the incident.
Her death prompted the local council to erect new signage warning the public the breakwater area was now off limits.
On New Year’s Day in 2016, 11-year-old migrant boys Frank Ndikuriyo and Thierry Niyomwungere died after playing on the same breakwater.