Search resumes for missing teen

Pic by @mitchdhancock
Pic by @mitchdhancock

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy missing in surf north of Coffs Harbour.

The 17-year-old boy was swimming with four other people at Pebbly Beach on Saturday in the Yuraygir National Park, north of Coffs Harbour, when the group got into trouble in dangerous conditions.

Three people made their way back to shore and assisted a fourth boy, but the 17-year-old hasn’t been seen since.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command began an extensive search for the missing teenager, with the assistance of local surf rescue personnel and the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter; however, the boy was unable to be located.

The search was suspended on Sunday about 6pm.

It resumed this morning and will involve local police assisted by officers from Marine Area Command, including police divers, as well as volunteers from Surf Live Saving NSW, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and other agencies.