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A NSW Police report says that a PolAir helicopter crew and police divers have joined the search for a man who went missing while swimming at Lennox Head.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District were called to Seven Mile Beach by a woman reporting she’d seen a swimmer in difficulties in the surf about 6pm Friday (17 December).

Officers were on site within minutes and immediately coordinated a search that involved resources including local police, Lennox Head Surf Life Savers, Marine Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Personal belongings were found unattended on the beach near the surf club and, about 7pm, a man approached police at the scene with concerns his 19-year-old son had not returned from a swim.

General Duties and Water Police have been assisted in the search over the past two days by SLSC members, Marine Rescue NSW, and the Westpac Helicopter crew.

The search resumed at 6.30am (Sunday 19 December 2021).


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