Police search for man believed to be missing in surf at Coffs Harbour

Police are appealing for information as they search for a man believed to be missing in water at Coffs Harbour.

About 6.30pm today (Thursday 21 January 2021), emergency services responded to reports a man was walking along the break wall at Jordan Esplanade, when a wave hit, and he disappeared.

Police have been told by a witness who had been walking in front of the man, that he was no longer behind her after a large wave broke over the wall.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and have commenced a search of the area, with the assistance of the Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue, NSW Ambulance, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and Coffs Harbour Lifeguards.

As the search continues, police are appealing for anyone with information or who may have seen the man to come forward.

The man is described as being aged in his 20s, of muscular build, average height and with dark hair. He may have been wearing a red shirt, with grey or beige shorts and red shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Coffs Harbour police or Crime Stoppers.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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