Chopper searches for surfer missing off Cape Byron

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to search for a surfer off Cape Byron on Tuesday (April 17). Photo supplied

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked late Tuesday afternoon to assist in the search for a surfer reported missing south of Cape Byron on Tallow Beach.

Local Lifeguards and police conducted a ground and water search whilst the helicopter conducted a number of flights along the beach area and out to sea.

Nothing was located and with fading light the search was called off.

Police told local media they believe the surfer had most likely made it back to land under his own steam and would not be resuming an active search today

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