Search continues for missing swimmer - Freshwater Beach

Sunday, 05 March 2023 04:14:41 AM

A multi-agency search is set to resume this morning for a man reported missing while swimming in the Northern Beaches yesterday.

About 8.15pm (Saturday 4 March 2023), emergency services were called to Freshwater Beach, after reports an 18-year-old man had gone missing while swimming.

Police were told he was swimming with two other male friends when they lost sight of him. The males returned to shore and contacted emergency services after they could not locate him.

A short time later, an extensive search operation of the beach and surrounding area commenced, from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea.

This involved officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command, the Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, PolAir and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

Marine Area Command and Marine Rescue vessels continued to patrol the water overnight, while local police patrolled the beach.

The full-scale search is expected to resume this morning (Sunday 5 March 2023).

Anyone who may have information regarding the missing swimmer that could assist is urged to contact Manly Police Station 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.