Missing man who went for a swim in Surfers found safe

UPDATE @ 6.00 AM | A man who went for a swim at Surfers Paradise beach last night, sparking a major search, has been found.

Fears were initially held for the man after witnesses reported seeing him walk into the ocean around 9.00pm while fully clothed.

Officers with the assistance of the Polair and Water Police launched a major search, however were unable to locate him.


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Police confirmed just after 6.00am this morning that the man was found safe and well at home.

EARLIER @ 4.00 AM | Concerns are being held for a man who was seen entering the water at Surfers Paradise Beach late last night.

Police were alerted just after 9.00pm to reports of a man who was fully clothed walking into the water.

Officers with the assistance of the Polair and Water Police launched a major search, however were unable to locate anyone.

CCTV images of the man have since been released, with police now appealing for help to identify the man in the photos.

He is described as Caucasian, aged between 50-60 years-old with grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, denim shorts and dark shoes.

“Police are appealing for the man or anyone that can identify him to contact police immediately as police fear for the man’s safety,” Queensland Police said.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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