Body located in search for missing rock fisherman at Crescent Head

Emergency services searching for a missing rock fisherman at Crescent Head have located the body of a man this afternoon.

Around 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday 16 May 2019), emergency services were called to Crescent Head Lookout, Crescent Head, after a member of the public spotted personal items and equipment unattended on the rocks.

A large-scale search commenced involving police officers from Mid North Coast Police District, and Marine Area Command; assisted by Marine Rescue NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW, the SES, and Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

About 12.15pm today (Friday 17 May 2019), searchers located the body of a man in the water near Pebbly Beach, Crescent Head.

While there has been no formal identification, the body is believed to be that of the missing man.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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