Desperate search underway for missing rock fisherman in NSW

Emergency services are desperately searching for a rock fisherman missing on the NSW mid north coast.

A member of the public called police after noticing a number of personal items had been left unattended on the rocks at Crescent Head lookout around 3.30pm on Thursday.

A 37-year-old man was believed to have been fishing on the rock platform but hasn’t been seen since, and his car was found parked nearby.


Police are investigating whether the man was wearing a life jacket when last seen.

An extensive search was conducted yesterday afternoon but was suspended due to bad light.

Police, with assistance from the Marine Area Command and Surf Life Saving NSW, began searching again at 7am, with drones assisting and PolAir later this morning.