UPDATED: Boy caught in rip at Pebbly Beach

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POLICE have this morning resumed a search for a teenage boy missing in surf north of Coffs Harbour.

Police have been told about 3pm on Saturday, the 17-year-old boy was swimming with four other people at Pebbly Beach in the Yuraygir National Park, 55km north of Coffs Harbour, when the group got into trouble in dangerous conditions.

Three people made their way back to shore and assisted a fourth boy, but the 17-year-old hasn’t been seen since.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command began an extensive search for the missing teenager, with the assistance of local surf rescue personnel and the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter; however, the boy was unable to be located.

The search was suspended yesterday about 6pm.

It resumed this morning, and will involve local police assisted by officers from Marine Area Command, including police divers, as well as volunteers from Surf Live Saving NSW, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and other agencies.