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A woman suffering amnesia in an American hospital has recollections of visiting Byron Bay, Perth, and Sydney’s Bondi.

But apart from those memories, the woman in her 50s remembers nothing else.

Interpol has now distributed her photo across the world hoping that someone might be able to help her remember who she is.

She ended up in hospital after being found by fire fighters in the US coastal town Carlsbad in California.

She was taken to a local hospital where staff say the woman, who has adopted the name Sam, was speaking in what they believed to be either a British or Australian accent.

On a Facebook page she set up with the help of hospital staff, the woman said the only leads she had were her dreams.’

She has dreamt of swimming in Perth, being at Icebergs in Bondi as well as being in Cairns, Byron Bay and living in a ‘contemporary home’ in Hawaii.

‘I also remember being on a boat for a long time,’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘Not a cruise ship but smaller boat with a crew.’

Interpol described her as 1.7 metres tall, weighing 91kg, with white hair and brown eyes.

She has a chip on her front tooth, she is right-handed, Caucasian, appears to be in her 50s, piercings on each ear, and her shoe size is 39.

She speaks English with a bit of French.

Anyone who might be able to help identify the woman is urged to contact Interpol.


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