Scenes from the search for a missing 22-year-old tourist off Mullaway Beach on Monday evening.
Police believe the body, found by two walkers on a beach, could be that of a missing backpacker.
In the flash of an eye, tragedy unfolded on the beach as locals scrambled to try and find the missing swimmer while raising the alarm.
VIDEO: A tourist, aged in his 20s, is missing off a Coffs Coast beach. A large-scale search is underway.