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Two divers have been rescued after going missing in the water near Tweed Heads.

About 9.30am this morning (Wednesday 2 May 2018), emergency services launched a search of the water near Tweed Heads, after reports two male divers had gone missing.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District with assistance from Queensland PolAir, NSW Maritime Authority and lifesavers conducted a search of the area.

About 11am, the two male divers, aged 22 and 27, were located safe and well.

They have been taken to Tweed Heads Hospital as a precaution


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