Worried friends contacted his sister in Canberra, and the Police launched a massive manhunt on the beach. It was reported that a man wearing board shorts and a turban was seen entering the water, but he failed to return.
The search was called off after 3 hours on Wednesday night and resumed again the next morning.
At around 2pm on Thursday, the young international student’s body was recovered, and family was notified.
Harsimranjit was the only son of elderly parents who live in a village in Punjab. He used to live with his sister over the weekend in Queanbeyan (south east of Canberra), and worked at Woollongong.
Read the rest or listen to the report: SBS Punjabi