Search for missing swimmer, NSW

A search is underway for a man who went missing whilst swimming at a beach on the state’s Mid North Coast.

Just after 3.30pm today (Thursday 7 February 2019), emergency services were called to Woolgoolga Beach, north of Coffs Harbour after reports of a missing swimmer.

Witnesses have told police a 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman entered the water before getting into trouble. Bystanders assisted the woman to safety; however, the man could not be located.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and commenced a search for the man, assisted by the Marine Area Command, NSW Ambulance, Surf Lifesavers, Marine Rescue and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

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.

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