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Finn Hocking was a popular Sydney surfer who suddenly passed away after his body was located in the water on Monday near the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, roughly 40km from where he was last seen alive. His heartbroken parents have issued a heartbreaking tribute to their ‘darling boy.’
Hocking’s family sparked a massive missing persons search after he was last seen on Saturday night at his family home on O’Donnell St around 11.30 pm.
Finn Hocking Age
Finn Hocking, a popular teenager from North Bondi in Sydney’s east, was 17 years old at the time of death.
Obituary: Finn Hocking Death and Cause of Death
Finn’s heartbroken parents Nick and Jen Hocking as well as his sister Polly fondly remembered their son and brother at a candlelit vigil on the beach at North Bondi on Tuesday night. ‘We are devastated at the loss of our darling Finn,’ the family told the Wentworth Courier.
‘We can’t thank the Bondi community enough for their love and support. ‘In recent days we have realized just how many lives Finn has touched.
‘He was a kind, sensitive, and creative soul who we are very proud of and will forever be in our hearts.’
Finn’s death also rocked the local surfing community, with the Bondi Boardriders club posting on social media that they would miss the ‘polite and helpful’ young man. ‘Finn was a big part of BBR and a member since he was able to surf,’ a Facebook post from the club said.
‘He has provided the club with extraordinary footage of each and every comp and presentation nights over the last two to three years through his passion Hocking Images.
Tribute paid to Finn Hocking
‘We are all heartbroken at the moment.’
Another club member described Finn as ‘gentle and kind’ and that it was vital everyone looks to ‘be there for each other now more than ever.’
Following his disappearance, Finn’s image was widely circulated on social media and across the streets of Bondi in a desperate bid to locate him.