UPDATE: An ocean search off the coast of Perth’s northern suburbs has been suspended after police found no sign of a reported kitesurfer in distress.
The police conducted an extensive search in the Watermans Bay area on Thursday afternoon for a kite surfer who may have needed the help of emergency services.
“This afternoon at approximately 2:40 PM, police responded to reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty in the waters of Watermans Bay,” police said.
“The police are present and are investigating the area.”
At 5pm there was no confirmed sighting of a kite surfer or their equipment and the police stopped the search for the beach.
Police believe the person has returned safely to dry land.