Massive search for surfer missing from Surfers Point in Prevelly suspended due to adverse weather

Phil HickeyThe West Australian
Seafront at "Bombie", Prevelly, Margaret River.
Stephen Scourfield The West Australian
Camera IconSeafront at "Bombie", Prevelly, Margaret River. Stephen Scourfield The West Australian Credit: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

The search for a missing surfer off the South West coast has been suspended due to adverse weather.

Police and other emergency services, including local marine rescue and jet skis, were searching the area for the man on Saturday morning before wild weather forced them to suspend the search.

Police were alerted to the missing surfer, who went missing at Surfers Point in Prevelly, about a 10-minute drive from Margaret River, just after 4:30pm on Friday.

“The male surfer in his 40s was sighted by another surfer in the water and required assistance; however, due to rough conditions, he was unable to be helped,” police said in a statement.

“A number of police and emergency services were deployed to the area, and a preliminary search of the water and beach area was undertaken.

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“At this time, the surfer has not been located.”

Surfers Point remains closed, and members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

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