Police and coastguard in reported ‘missing persons’ search at Palm Bay

The search at Walpole Photo Santa Belo

Police, coastguard and ambulance are reportedly at Palm Bay conducting a large scale missing persons’ search.

Unconfirmed reports say there are missing persons at sea, although it may be a routine check after flares were set off.

Witnesses also report the Coastguard helicopter circling in the Walpole Bay area.

Emergency services have been contacted.

Photo Jemal Wass

UPDATE: Witnesses report emergency services have now left the scene.