Search Resumes For Missing Teenager

Surf Life Saving NSW is continuing to provide assets and on-water support as the search resumes at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach for a teenager who went missing while swimming on Tuesday evening.

At about 830pm last night two teenagers were swimming at the southern end of the popular beach when they got into difficulty in a rip current.

A third man went into the water to assist with one swimmer making it back to shore.

Attending personnel from emergency services were able to establish that the other male was missing and an extensive multi-agency search and rescue operation commenced.

The search was suspended late last night after conditions meant that it was no longer possible to continue.

At 6:30am this morning surf lifesavers and police resumed the search.

Currently there are a number of Surf Life Saving water assets involved in the ongoing operation with volunteers from Marourba and South Maroubra clubs crewing multiple Inflatable Rescue Boats.

Also assisting is the crew from the Sydney based off-shore rescue boat, jet skis from both the Sydney Branch and Maroubra Lifeguards, while the Westpac Life Saving Helicopter is providing aerial support.

It is understood that conditions are difficult with three foot waves and moving water reducing visibility. The search is expected throughout the morning and will continue to be led by NSW Police.

Wed 28 Dec 2016