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Search Continues For Missing 14-Year-Old Swimmer

A woman believed to be his mother has collapsed in anguish.

28/12/2016 12:54 PM AEDT | Updated 28/12/2016 1:15 PM AEDT
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Surfers are called out of the water as NSW Search and Rescue alongside Surf lifesavers search for a 14 year old male who went missing at Maroubra Beach yesterday. 28th December, 2016. Photo: Kate Geraghty

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who went missing in rough surf has collapsed in heartbreaking scenes at Sydney's Maroubra beach.

The boy has been missing since Tuesday night, after he got into trouble in the water while swimming with a friend at the southern end of the beach.

A 26-year-old man who was passing by jumped in and brought one of the boys to shore, but he couldn't find the other when he returned to the water.

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A woman, believed to be the mother of the 14 year old boy who went missing at Maroubra Beach on Tuesday, collapses on Maroubra Beach. The search continues.

A search and rescue operation is underway.

"He was with a cousin who was pulled from the surf by a man who was just a passer-by, rescued his cousin, and that young man returned to the sea to try to find the now missing young man and was unable to do so," NSW Police Inspector Chris Whalley.

"Clearly the efforts of the passer-by are outstanding.

"To take the initiative and to enter the surf to try to rescue someone is a fantastic thing to do and something that is extremely admirable."

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NSW Search and Rescue alongside Surf lifesavers search for a 14 year old boy who went missing at Maroubra Beach on Tuesday.



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