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Australia Police resume search for surfer feared missing in waters of NSW beach

02:26  01 october  2020
02:26  01 october  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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FILE IMAGE - A female surfer is feared missing in waters off Newcastle Beach in Newcastle, NSW . (Nine - Phil Hearne). A search of the beach and "At this stage, we have not taken any reports of any missing persons in the area, though we would like to speak with any surfers who were in the water

The search for a man who was feared missing off a NSW south coast beach has been called off after he contacted police . Culburra and Kiama Surf Life Saving Club members, a NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter and police were unable to find him on Saturday afternoon and resumed the search at

Police in New South Wales will this morning resume their search for a female surfer who may be missing in waters off Newcastle.

Emergency services were called to Newcastle Beach around 6.20pm yesterday following reports a surfer appeared to be struggling in the ocean.

A female witness told officers she saw a surfer in choppy ocean conditions struggling about 100 metres offshore, police say.

a beach with a surf board: A female surfer is feared missing in waters off Newcastle Beach in Newcastle, NSW. © Nine - Phil Hearne A female surfer is feared missing in waters off Newcastle Beach in Newcastle, NSW.

A search of the beach and water then began and a rescue helicopter was sent out along with a police rescue and NSW Ambulance team.

Debris found off South Australia in second search for Tony Higgins

  Debris found off South Australia in second search for Tony Higgins Tony Higgins, 57, sent out a distress call to police about 5am on Tuesday when he was moored near Granite Island off Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide. Mr Higgins said his wooden fishing boat Margrel was 'taking on water' and police have now launched another search operation with a rescue helicopter and Sea Rescue volunteers. Rough conditions on Tuesday forced rescue boats to return to shore about 10.30am.Debris was found washed up near the Murray Mouth on Wednesday morning consistent with items from Mr Higgin's boat, and police confirm they are investigating.

Byron Bay police , a Westpac helicopter and members of the Volunteer Rescue Association are searching around Tallow Beach for the man, who was caught in a rip while surfing with two friends.

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NSW Police acting inspector David Piddington said authorities are calling on anyone who may have seen the surfer to help in the search.

"At this stage, we have not taken any reports of any missing persons in the area, though we would like to speak with any surfers who were in the water at Newcastle Beach at the time and may have seen a fellow surfer in trouble," he said.

The search was suspended overnight however police will continue looking for the missing woman today.

There is a hazardous surf warning currently in place for much of the NSW coast this morning, with an early thunderstorm forecast for the Sydney area.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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