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A multi-agency search has yet to find a man who went missing in water near Grafton on Saturday evening (January 6).

The 76-year-old was last seen swimming in the Clarence River at Heifer Station, approximately 70km west of Grafton, just after 6pm .

Emergency services were alerted when he failed to make it back to the nearby camp grounds.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and commenced a search for the man; however, he was not located.

The search was suspended due to poor light and recommenced yesterday together with SES and the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

The helicopter completed a number of aerial sweeps of the area but failed to sight the man.

NSW Police and SES personnel are continuing with the river search.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

 


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