Teenager still missing in surf north of Coffs Harbour

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy missing in surf north of Coffs Harbour.

It is believed the 17 year old had been swimming with four other people at Pebbly Beach in the Yuraygir National Park when conditions turned dangerous.

Three people made their way back to shore and assisted a fourth boy at 3:00PM on Saturday, but the 17-year-old hasn’t been seen since.


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One of the boys was treated by paramedics before he was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command began an extensive search for the missing teenager, with the assistance of local surf rescue personnel and the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter; however, the boy was unable to be located.

The search was suspended due to low light conditions at 6pm.

On Sunday the search involved local police assisted by officers from Marine Area Command, including police divers, as well as PolAir, volunteers from Surf Live Saving NSW, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and other agencies.

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