Search for swimmer missing near Coffs Harbour

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

About 5.30pm today (Monday 20 January 2020), emergency services were called to Mullaway Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, after reports of a missing swimmer.

Witnesses have told police the 22-year-old man entered the water and got into trouble. A friend went to the man’s aid in attempt to rescue him; however, was unsuccessful and he has not been seen since.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and commenced a search for the man, assisted by the Marine Area Command, Surf Lifesavers, Volunteer 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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