Sydney teen found dead after vanishing from Freshwater beach was an outdoors enthusiast

Teen, 18, found dead after vanishing from popular Sydney beach while swimming with friends had a love for the outdoors – as his heartbroken mother leaves emotional post

  • Missing teen Ivan Korolev was found by police on Sunday
  • He vanished off Freshwater Beach after going for a swim

A missing teen who drowned off the coast of a popular Sydney beach has been remembered by friends and family as a young man who enjoyed the outdoors. 

Ivan Korolev, 18, went for a swim with two friends at Freshwater Beach around 8pm on Saturday night.

But the pair called police when they lost sight of the teen and he failed to return to shore around 8:15pm  

Emergency services launched an extensive search and rescue mission, working through the night to try and find Mr Korolev. 

Local police, the Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, Polair and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter scoured the area from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea.

Marine officers patrolled the water on Sunday night, while police scoured the beach. 

Sydney teen Ivan Korolev (pictured), 18, was found by police in the water on Sunday. Friends and family have remembered the young man as an outdoors enthusiast 

The search began again early Sunday morning, with the young man’s body found in the water around 9:25am.

More to come.