Search, Currumbin

Police will resume search and rescue efforts at Currumbin this morning following unconfirmed reports of a missing person late last night.

Emergency services were initially called to an area off Currumbin Beach near Elephant Rock just before 9:30pm after a man reported a woman being swept off rocks into the water. 

The man who raised the alarm was not present when police arrived and no information was provided as to the woman’s identity.

It is not known if the man knew the woman and it is believed she had been fishing at the time of the report.

Initial searches of the surrounding area could not locate anyone, and efforts were hampered due to rough sea conditions. 

Police are appealing to the man who reported the woman missing to immediately contact them to provide further information.

“It is crucial that this man contact us. We need to know first-hand what he saw. We have an idea who he may be and have made some enquiries and have not been able to locate him, but it would assist greatly if he got in contact with police,” Acting Superintendent Scott Knowles said.

Search efforts will resume this morning involving Water Police and shore line searches. Surf and weather conditions remain rough and overcast.

Local police have not received any missing person reports in relation to a woman missing overnight.

Anyone with any information which could assist with this search is asked to immediately contact police.

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