Police seek help to locate reported missing swimmer at Angourie

Police are appealing for information after reports of a missing swimmer on the state’s north coast.

About 6.45am today (Thursday 23 September 2021), police were called to the vicinity of Durrangan Lookout and Woody Bluff at Angourie, south of Yamba, after a woman reported seeing a swimmer in the water before losing sight of them a short time later.

A search operation was commenced by Coffs/Clarence Police District officers, Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue, NSW Surf Life Saving and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, however no one has been located.

At this stage, no missing persons report has been received, and no other property was located on the beach, at nearby campgrounds or along the coastal walking track.

The swimmer is described as having short hair and is believed to be wearing a dark wetsuit.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed a swimmer in distress or who may have been out swimming this morning is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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