A desperate search for a swimmer missing at a popular Byron Bay beach has resumed after it was suspended due to nightfall making efforts difficult.
Emergency services were called to Tallow Beach at Byron Bay, following reports a man had reportedly entered the water and seen in distress before failing to resurface about 3pm on Saturday.
A major search has been suspended for a man who was last seen swimming swimmer at a popular Byron Bay beach due to nightfall making efforts difficult
A NSW Police spokeswoman said the search was suspended at 6pm on Saturday despite the swimmer not being found.
The search for the swimmer resumed the following morning at 8am on Sunday.
Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen the man around this time, he is described as being of caucasian appearance and aged in his 50s.
He was last seen in light coloured board shorts.
As inquires continue police are urging anyone with information to contact Byron Bay police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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