A MULTI-AGENCY search for a stand-up paddler boarder apparently lost off Tuross Head on Monday was called off after he apparently miraculously appeared at Dalmeny Beach.
Far South Coast Surf Life Saving duty officer Andrew Edmunds said the initial call came through at around 12noon with several people seeing the paddler getting washed out to sea in the vicinity of the entrance to Tuross Lake.
Among those responding were the Marine Rescue vessels from Tuross Head and Narooma, with reports at one stage being that the stand-up paddler was being blown out toward Montague Island.
The Westpac Life Saver 3 rescue chopper was dispatched from Moruya Airport to join the search, while surf life savers came down from Broulee and Batemans Bay with rubber ducks and a Jet-ski.
But no sign of the paddler could be found and just after 1pm people at Dalmeny Beach reported that a man matching the description had emerged from the water, although this was not confirmed 100 per cent.
But either way with no sign of the missing man, Mr Edmunds said the search was called off at around 1.30pm.
He confirmed the bar and lake entrance at Tuross Lake was one of the most dangerous surf zones with several incidents including a kayaker in trouble already occurring these holidays.