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Tourist still missing after fall off North Head walk

A young tourist is feared dead after falling at North Head yesterday late afternoon.

The 20-year-old fell while with friends around Blue Fish Point, a section of the North Head toward Shelly Beach, Manly at about 5.30pm yesterday, Wednesday 18 January.

His friends say he fell from rocks and then into swell.

The young man, a French-Swede who works at a local hospitality venue, was reportedly off the path and climbing from the base of the cliff when he fell 7 metres. His identity is known to Manly Observer, but will be withheld for the time being. The boy’s father is enroute to Australia.

The search  near Shelly Beach.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command, along with the Marine Area Command, Toll rescue and surf lifesavers, attended yesterday and conducted an extensive search of the water, but police say it had to be suspended due to poor lighting and rough conditions.

They added that “while inquiries are in their infancy, it is believed the man is a tourist aged in his early 20s”.

The search has resumed today with assistance from the Marine Area Command and Polair.

For now, please keep your eyes peeled in the water and shorelines for the missing tourist.

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