Alvin Prasad Biography — Wiki
Alvin Prasad is identified as the missing man whose body was found on a popular Gold Coast beach on Monday morning as his heartbroken family has spoken of their shock and grief. Prasad went missing in the early hours of Sunday, December 20, after going for a swim at 2.30 am with two friends after a Christmas party.
Prasad’s lifeless body was pulled from the water at Mermaid Beach by lifeguards at 9:15 am on Monday, more than a day after he went missing in rough surf.
Alvin Prasad Age
Alvin Prasad is 25 years old at the time of death.
Alvin Prasad Death and Cause of Death
Shattered family and friends took to social media in shock and grief as they found out what had happened to the popular young Queenslander who had just won a new job at an Amazon warehouse. ‘Rest In Peace my brother,’ wrote cousin Raimond Prasad.
‘I am just speechless, I don’t know what to do, we will always be thinking of you, our hearts are shattered, miss you brother.’
Raimond Prasad said he had been close to his cousin Alvin, who had always been just a phone call away from family.
25-year-old Alvin Prasad had gone for a night swim with two of his workmates after their Christmas office party, entering the waters at the Esplanade in Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, at 2.30 am on Sunday. The surf conditions were rough, forcing two of the people, a man and a woman, to return to shore.
What we know so far
The woman was uninjured while the man was treated by paramedics on the beach for breathing difficulties.
It was only then, after returning to shore, that they realized their friend never made it back with them.
The pair called emergency services and water police, Volunteer Marine Rescue and Rescue 500 were deployed to search for the man.
The recent storms affected the visibility of the water, making the search for Mr. Prasad’s body harder. On Sunday, Gold Coast Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said Queensland Police held ‘grave’ concerns for the safety and well-being of Mr. Prasad.
Recently the family also lost an aunt and a grandmother and they were trying to heal when Alvin so unexpectedly lost his life.
Tribute Paid To Alvin Prasad
‘Such an awesome guy and touched so many people’s lives. This is devastating news. I really can’t believe it. Thinking of you all.’
Another wrote of how tragic it was for Alvin to be taken when he was only 25 and had his whole life ahead of him.
Another remembered how good he was to know as a friend. Mr. Prasad’s relations were called and have formally identified his body.
Alvin Prasad has been remembered and described by his friend Diana Kola, as ‘one of the most amazing guys ever’.