A search is underway for a stand-up paddle-boarder who may be missing in waters off Hastings Point, in the Tweed Shire area.
About 1.15pm today a woman was seen paddle-boarding in rough seas between two whales about 500m from shore.
One of the whales breached and an onlooker lost sight of the woman.
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Police were notified and a search commenced for the paddle-boarder, however she has not yet been located.
The woman has only been described as wearing an orange bikini.
It is possible the woman quickly left the area and was not injured, however police would like to hear from her if this is the case.
Anyone who has information that may assist police is urged to come forward.