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Missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler has still not been found

The 19-year-old got into difficult in the waters off Byron Bay on Saturday.
Jul 22nd 2014, 8:17 AM 10,776 4

THE FOURTH DAY of searching for missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler in Byron Bay in Australia is ongoing but the 19-year-old has yet to be recovered.

Butler was pulled underwater while surfing with two friends in the New South Wales tourist hot spot on Saturday and an air and sea rescue operation has been underway since.

The local Northern Star paper reports that the search is to be scaled down to allow police divers to work at the scene.

It also states that the separate discoveries of blood on rocks in the area and foam from a surfboard have both been ruled out from being connected to the missing Dubliner.

The two other men who were surfing with Butler were both rescued from the tide on Saturday and rough seas had hampered the search for Butler since he went missing.

Read: Third day of search for missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler concludes in Australia >

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