Two men are dead, and a third is missing, after six members of the same family were swept into the ocean late Monday, north of Coffs Harbour.
The tragic incident at Moonee Beach sparked a massive search and rescue operation that went well into the night, and resumed early Tuesday morning.
It’s understood a group of six people got into trouble in the surf just after 6 o’clock on Monday evening, with two men pulled from the water.
The pair, aged 35 and 45 couldn’t be revived.
A 28-year-old man remains missing, with an extensive search set to resume at first light.
The group is believed to be from Sydney.