Search underway on Mermaid Beach after abandoned items found

POLICE are presently conducting a search at Mermaid Beach after clothing was discovered abandoned on the beach earlier this morning.

The items which included a towel, clothing, a cap and some boots were located by a member of the public on the beach around 6am.

A member of the public reported seeing a man enter the water near where the items were located.

A ground, air and sea search is presently under way.

Anyone who may recognise these items is asked to please contact police.