Search resumes for 'missing' swimmer 

POLICE investigating the possibility that a swimmer never made it back to shore at a Central Coast beach have released images of possessions found near the shoreline.

Police resumed a search this morning for the suspected missing swimmer, who was seen entering the water at Norah Head on Saturday afternoon but not returning to shore.

Another swimmer, who became concerned for the man’s welfare after seeing him at Cabbage Tree Bay, returned on Sunday to find the man’s belongings still on the shoreline.

The discarded belongings include prescription glasses.

The search has been hampered by bad weather.

Tuggerah Lakes police have stressed they had yet to receive any missing persons reports from friends or family and the state’s missing persons unit have confirmed there have been no reports handed in during the past four days that would match the man’s description.

Police said the swimmer was described as Caucasian appearance, about 178 centimetres tall, aged in his 50s or 60s, with an average build and dark thinning hair. He was wearing dark blue or black shorts.

He left behind a blue towel, a black hat with ‘Hawaii’ written on it and a pair of prescription glasses.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone who was at the location on Saturday and may have left their belongings behind.

They are also appealing to members of the public who have any information about the incident to contact them.

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