DROWNING: Search Suspended for Missing Man

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19 December 2018

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A search has been suspended for a man swept out to sea north of Coffs Harbour earlier this week.

Officers from the Coffs Clarence Police District and Marine Area Command, have been searching for the man since Monday night alongside Marine Rescue volunteers, and crews with the Westpac and Polair helicopters.

Two men, aged 35 and 45, died after a group of six people got into difficulties in surf at Moonee Beach, north of Coffs Harbour.

Three teenagers were rescued, however, a third man, aged 28, could not be found.

The search operation continued on Tuesday night until it was suspended due to fading light before the search resumed again at  7am on Wednesday.

At midday Police announced that the search had been suspended.

Foot patrols of the coast will continue.

All six people involved are believed to be from Sydney.

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