The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called on late Friday afternoon (February 2) to assist in a search for a male swimmer who had been swept from Tallow Beach around the headland of Byron Bay.
The Rescue Helicopter located the swimmer at the base of the most easterly point of the headland climbing onto rocks.
Conditions at the time were extremely hazardous both in visibility and sea conditions.
The Rescue Helicopter communicated by radio to assist ground search parties to locate the swimmer.
That’s one hell of an ocean swim