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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Irish surfer goes missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia

The man was surfing with two friends who were rescued.

Byron Bay south of Australia's Gold Coast.
Byron Bay south of Australia's Gold Coast.
Image: Flickr/Michael Brodbin

AN IRISH MAN has gone missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia while surfing yesterday.

The man was surfing with two friends aged 26 and 20 who were rescued by volunteers according to Nine News Brisbane.

RTÉ are reporting that the missing Irish man is 19-years-old.

Searches for the missing Irishman were called off this afternoon local time because of rough conditions says the local news channel.

They report that the 26-year-old was assisted from the water and did not suffer any injuries, while the 20-year-old was found on rocks with minor injuries.

Originally published 11:30am

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