Police are appealing for public assistance to locate the owner of spearfishing equipment found in waters off the NSW south coast yesterday.
The equipment was recovered by a fisherman from about 6m of water approximately 100m off Narrawallee Beach Headland, Narrawallee, just north of Mollymook Beach, about 3pm (Tuesday 15 June 2021).
The equipment was handed to officers from South Coast Police District a short time later and an investigation commenced, with assistance from the Marine Area Command, to locate the owner of the property.
The equipment found was;
– Green Typhoon rail gun and spear
– Go-Pro 4 camera with attached orange Adreno Spear Master buoy
– Ocean Hunter black fish bag
– Black LED torch
– Red croc-style shoes
Police have reviewed images on the camera’s memory card and believe the owner of the gear may be a man of Asian appearance, about 20-30 years old and of a slim build. The man is believed to be driving a Jeep-style vehicle.
Officers have conducted a land and sea search of the Narrawallee Headland area but failed to locate the owner of the equipment.
PolAir are conducting a subsequent search of the surrounding area today (Wednesday 16 June 2021).
South Coast police have not received any missing persons reports related to this incident at this stage.
Anyone with information is urged to contact South Coast Police District 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.