Search continues for body of boy at Port Macquarie

A search will continue this morning for the body of a teenage boy who drowned while swimming at Port Macquarie on Saturday.

Police said that around 3.20pm, emergency services were alerted to three swimmers in difficulty in the surf off Flynns Beach at Port Macquarie.

“Police were told life savers saw two boys aged 14 and one aged 16 signalling for help, and were able to bring two boys to shore,” they said in a statement.


A major search involving the NSW Ambulance helicopter and Surf Life Saving was launched for the third boy and at about 5.30pm, the child’s body was sighted, however attempts to recover him were unsuccessful due to treacherous surf conditions, police said.

Despite the ongoing search, there has been no sign of the teen.

The search has resumed this morning with Surf Life Saving, Marine Rescue, the Westpac Rescue helicopter and police divers.