Heartbreaking scenes at emotional seaside memorial as household and associates pay tribute to gifted and decided teen who drowned whereas bodysurfing
- Ivan Korolev, 18, drowned at Sydney seaside
- His life remembered at a seaside memorial
Family and friends have gathered to farewell a teen who drowned whereas swimming with associates at a preferred seaside.
Ivan Korolev, 18, disappeared whereas bodysurfing with associates at Freshwater Seashore on Sydney’s northern seashores final Saturday.
His mates searched frantically within the water and continued their search on shore unsuccessfully earlier than calling emergency companies when he couldn’t be discovered.
The teenager’s physique was recovered within the water the following morning.
There have been sombre scenes on the identical seaside on Saturday as family and friends gathered for the memorial.
Ivan Korolev’s family and friends gathered on Saturday to pay tribute to the teenager
Ivan Korolev, 18, disappeared whereas bodysurfing with associates at Freshwater Seashore on March 4
Doves had been launched as a part of the emotional ceremony.
Ivan was remembered as a decided younger man, humble and shy, he achieved every thing he put his thoughts to.
His mom Anna Kolotukhina broke down as she spoke about her son final week.
‘Other than being my son, he was my shut pal,’ she informed 9 Information.
‘The sheer happiness he went by in the previous few weeks was simply unbelievable.’
Mourners watched on as doves had been launched as a part of the emotional ceremony
Ivan Korolev was remembered as a decided younger man who achieved every thing he put his thoughts to
It’s unclear how Mr Korolev discovered himself in hassle within the water.
‘I used to be informed he swam inside a brief distance of his associates and so they had been chatting and having enjoyable,’ Ms Kolotukhina stated.
‘His final phrases had been ‘I am so relaxed now I am prepared to go to sleep”.
‘God works in unpredictable methods,’ added Ms Kolotukhina. ‘He was prepared’.
A GoFundMe launched by pal Alena Yusupova to assist Ivan’s household following his demise has raised greater than $13,300.
Household and associates consoled and embraced one another throughout the emotional service
‘He was solely 18 years previous, a gifted boy on the very starting of his maturity,’ Ms Yusupova wrote.
‘He was all the time surrounded by loving and caring individuals who acknowledged his tender coronary heart and his achievements in sport.’
Final month, 31 folks died in Australia by drowning regardless of there not being many main flooding occasions.
Excessive summer time is usually the height time for drowning deaths in Australia. One in 10 deaths are from rescues gone fallacious.
Ivan Korolev (pictured) was a gifted teen who had his full life forward of him