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Moving tribute for Australian surfers killed in Mexico

Australian photographer Lee Dunne captured this image of the "paddle out" on a drone Image copyright Lee Dunne
Image caption Australian photographer Lee Dunne captured this image of the "paddle out" on a drone

Hundreds of surfers have paid tribute to slain Australians Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman by paddling out off their home break, south of Perth.

The two 33-year-olds were last seen alive on the night of 20 November in the Mexican town of Topolobampo.

Their bodies were later found in a burnt-out camper van in north-western Sinaloa state.

They were planning to travel to the city of Guadalajara when they disappeared.

Mexican police have arrested three men in connection with their murder.

Police officials said the three confessed to killing the two surfers when they fought back during an attempted robbery.

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Image caption Forensic personnel inspect the van in which the two Australian surfers were travelling near Novolato in Mexico

Large swathes of Sinaloa are under the control of a drug cartel of the same name.

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