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PolAir, police divers join search for swimmer missing at Lennox Head

Sunday, 19 December 2021 09:59:51 AM

A PolAir helicopter crew and police divers have joined the search for a man who went missing while swimming at Lennox Head.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District were called to Seven Mile Beach by a woman reporting she’d seen a swimmer in difficulties in the surf about 6pm Friday (17 December 2021).

Officers were on site within minutes and immediately coordinated a search which involved resources including local police, Lennox Head Surf Life Savers, Marine Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Personal belongings were found unattended on the beach near the surf club and, about 7pm, a man approached police at the scene with concerns his 19-year-old son had not returned from a swim.

General Duties and Water Police have been assisted in the search over the past two days by SLSC members, Marine Rescue NSW, and the Westpac Helicopter crew.

The search resumed at 6.30am (Sunday 19 December 2021).

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.