Desperate search for missing swimmer, 18, enters its second day after he disappeared from a popular Sydney beach
- Search for missing man enters second day
- He did not return from a dive 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 was swimming with friends at Freshwater Beach, in northern Sydney, but was unable to return to shore on Saturday evening.
Emergency services immediately launched an all-night search and rescue mission to try and find him while their efforts continued on Sunday.
Police were told he was swimming with a group of friends when they lost track of him.
The search for an 18-year-old swimmer who disappeared off the coast of Freshwater Beach in northern Sydney on Saturday evening has entered a second day
The young man was swimming with friends but was unable to return to shore, with an emergency rescue mission launched around 8.15pm on Saturday.
The group of boys continued their search ashore and called emergency services when he could not be found.
An extensive search involving local police, Marine Area Command, Surf Life Saving NSW, Marine Rescue, Polar and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter searched the area from North Curl Curl headland along the coastline to Bluefish Point and further out to sea .
Naval officers continued to patrol the water at night while police scoured the beach.
A number of bystanders gathered on the dunes surrounding the beach to watch the search unfold.
The rescue mission resumed full operation on Sunday morning.
Anyone with information about the missing swimmer that could help is urged to contact Manly Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Naval officers continued to patrol the water Saturday night while police scoured the beach
Marine Rescue NSW’s search pattern of the area