Desperate search for missing swimmer, 18, enters its second day after he vanished from a popular Sydney beach
- Search for missing man enters second day
- He did not return from a swim on Saturday
A desperate search for a missing 18-year-old swimmer after he disappeared from a popular Sydney beach has entered its second day.
The young man had been swimming with friends off Freshwater Beach, in Sydney’s north, but failed to return to shore on Saturday evening.
Emergency services immediately launched a search and rescue mission working through the night to try and find him with their efforts continuing on Sunday.
Police were told he had been swimming with a group of friends when they lost sight of him.
The search for an 18-year-old swimmer who disappeared off Freshwater Beach in Sydney’s north on Saturday evening has entered a second day
The young man had been swimming with friends but failed to return to shore, with an emergency rescue mission launched about 8.15pm on Saturday
The group of boys continued their search on shore and called emergency services when he could not be located.
An extensive search involving local police, the Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, Polair and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter scoured the area from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea.
Marine officers continued to patrol the water overnight, while police scoured the beach.
A number of bystanders gathered on dunes around the beach to watch on as the search unfolded.
The rescue mission resumed full-scale operation on Sunday morning.
Anyone who may have information regarding the missing swimmer that could assist is urged to contact Manly Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Marine officers continued to patrol the water overnight on Saturday, while police scoured the beach
Marine Rescue NSW’s search pattern of the area