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The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

The search for a swimmer, feared missing at Evans Head, has been suspended.

About 7.20pm on Tuesday, 24 November, 2020, officers from Richmond Police District were called to Shark Bay, Evans Head, after reports a woman was seen entering the water and had not been seen since.

A search operation commenced by local police assisted by the Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue, Surf Life Saving, Fire and Rescue NSW and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter; however, there was no sign of the woman and the search was suspended about 10pm.

The search resumed at 8am Wednesday, 25 November.

With still no one officially reported missing and no further information coming to hand after exhaustive interviews with the public, the search was suspended at 1pm.

Inquiries will continue.


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