Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Port Stephens area.
Daniel Skinner, aged 45, was last seen swimming with a friend at Fingal Spit, Fingal Bay, about 5pm yesterday (Tuesday 26 May 2020).
Both men exited the water with assistance from NSW Surf Life Saving members before Daniel left the area.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commenced a search for the man however he could not be located.
Police and friends hold serious concerns for his welfare.
A search is currently underway at Fingal Bay with Nelson Bay Police being assisted by the Marine Area Command, Police Rescue and SES volunteers.
Daniel is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, with a medium build and brown hair.
He is known to frequent the Fingal Bay, Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay areas, and currently has no fixed place of abode.
Anyone with information about Daniel’s whereabouts is urged to contact police.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.