Police seek identity of Somers paddleboarders

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify two people who went paddleboarding off Somers this morning.

The pair were seen paddling out in waters near the Somers Yacht Club about 9.30am.

Members of the public contacted police about 11.30am, reporting that the pair hadn’t been seen returning to the beach.

It’s not known at this stage whether the pair safely returned to the beach unnoticed or whether they got into difficulty in the strong winds.

The police Air Wing has conducted an aerial search of the beach however have been unable to locate any sign of the paddleboarders.

Police would like to hear from anyone who went paddleboarding this morning near the Somers Yacht Club or anyone who saw the two paddleboarders return to the beach so it can be confirmed they are safe.

There has not been anyone reported missing in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Mornington Police Station on 5970 4900.

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