Emergency services search for missing swimmer at Maroubra Beach
UPDATE: 7.18am (Police Media Release)
The search for a swimmer reportedly missing in the water at Maroubra Beach has been suspended.
Police from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were called to the northern end of Maroubra Beach just before 8pm last night (Tuesday 9 February 2021), following reports of a distressed swimmer.
The witness told police the swimmer appeared to be struggling about 50 metres from shore.
Police conducted an extensive search of the beach, with the assistance of NSW Ambulance, NSW Surf Life Saving and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.
As part of inquiries, CCTV was reviewed and a swimmer was seen leaving the water just after 8pm in the same vicinity at the northern end of the beach, adjacent to a rainwater outfall pipe.
The search was suspended about 9.45pm.
Police are continuing efforts to identify the swimmer. Anyone with information or was in the water, swimming or surfing between 7.45pm and 8.15pm, is urged to contact police immediately.