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Human bone found off Byron Bay beach



A human bone has been found at a beach in Byron Bay in New South Wales' north.

The bone, believed to be a tibia, was discovered offshore at Belongil Beach in Byron Bay about 1.30pm on Saturday, May 6.

After the discovery, police divers were sent to the site and carried out a search of the beach.

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"The bone has undergone initial forensic examination, which determined it was human," NSW Police said.

Police said a forensic investigation is underway to determine who it belonged to.

The testing will also compare it to known missing persons.

The investigation is continuing.

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