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Indian student Nitisha Negi has been identified as the teenage girl who died after being swept out to sea at an Adelaide beach.

Nitisha, 15, was visiting Australia to compete in football in the Pacific School games when she and four other teammates decided to relax at Glenelg about 6pm last night.

The group soon got into trouble in the water, prompting a large-scale response from emergency services.

Three 17-year-old girls and a 12-year-old girl were rescued and rushed to hospital.

One of the 17-year-olds continues to fight for life.

Nitisha’s body was recovered by SA Police this morning near the breakwater. Her football team’s liaison officer paid tribute to the 15-year-old.

“All of the Indian community is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Indian school player Nitisha Negi,” the liaison said in a statement to 9NEWS.

The area of the beach where the girl died is well known for being a dangerous place to swim.

In 2007, a 17-year-old boy drowned there and on New Year’s Day in 2016 two 11-year-old boys drowned there after getting caught in a rip.

Since then signs reading “Beware of waves and currents” have been erected warnings visitors of potential dangers.

 

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