Eerie find off NSW beach as police hunt for missing owner

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A search is underway for the owner of several items that were found in waters off the NSW South Coast.

Spearfishing equipment was found by a fisherman in about six metres of water and about 100 metres from Narrawallee Beach Headland, just north of Mollymook Beach, about 3pm on Tuesday.

Items were handed into officers from South Coast Police District a short time later and an investigation began with help from the Marine Area Command to find the owner.

A flotation device is pictured. It was found off Narrawallee Beach Headland near Mollymook Beach.
One of the items found off the NSW South Coast. Source: NSW Police
A pair of Crocs-style shoes and a GoPro found by the NSW fisherman.
A pair of Crocs-style shoes and a GoPro found by the NSW fisherman. Source: NSW Police

The equipment found includes:

  • Green Typhoon rail gun and spear

  • Go-Pro 4 camera with attached orange Adreno Spear Master buoy

  • Ocean Hunter black fish bag

  • Black LED torch

  • Red Crocs-style shoes

A black bag and a torch were found off Narrawallee Beach Headland.
More items found by the fisherman off Narrawallee Beach Headland. Source: NSW Police
A spearfishing rod was one of the items found by the NSW fisherman.
A spearfishing rod was found in six-metre deep water. Source: NSW Police

Clues about owner found on GoPro

Police have reviewed images on the GoPro's memory card and believe the owner of the gear may be a man of Asian appearance, about 20 to 30 years old and of a slim build. 

The man was believed to have been driving a Jeep-style vehicle.

Officers have conducted a land and sea search of the Narrawallee Headland area, but failed to locate the owner of the equipment.

PolAir are conducting a subsequent search of the surrounding area on Wednesday.

South Coast police have not received any missing persons reports related to this incident at this stage.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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