Leg bone found in Seaway belongs to teen drowning victim

POLICE have confirmed that a human leg bone found in the Gold Coast Seaway two months ago belongs to a teenage girl who went missing while swimming in the area two years ago.

Katelyn Hyland, 16, disappeared after she became caught in a rip near the sand-pumping jetty on February 16, 2012.

In April this year, a spear-fisherman found a female femur bone near the northern wall of the Seaway entrance.


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After two months of forensic work, police have confirmed it belongs to Katelyn.

Her family were told of the news on Friday.