Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter was involved in a search for a surfer reported missing off Byron Bay.
Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter was involved in a search for a surfer reported missing off Byron Bay.

Search called off for missing surfer

UPDATE 10am: Tweed Byron Police said the believe the incident was a miscommunication.

Tweed police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said no-one had been reported missing.

Insp Cullen said at this stage it is thought the report of a surfer at Tallow Beach not returning was a genuine mistake by a concerned member of the community..

A SEARCH for a surfer reported missing at Cape Byron has been called off.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Tallow Beach to assist in finding a surfer who wass reported missing late Tuesday.

Lifeguards and police conducted a ground and water search while the rescue helicopter undertook a number of flights across the area and out to sea.

Amid fading light, nothinig was located and the search was called off.

Police have been approached for comment.