Lancelin search suspended but keep watch for diving gear

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Members of the public are asked to keep watch for any diving equipment that may be located in the water or washed ashore. Picture: WA Police

THE marine search and rescue operation in Lancelin, for missing man Matthew Phillips, was suspended at the end of yesterday’s search activity, pending any new information that is received.

Members of the public are asked to keep watch for any diving equipment that may be located in the water or washed ashore in Lancelin and any waters/beaches to the immediate north and south.

Of particular interest are any signs of the diving suit, diving bag, equipment and flippers seen in the attached photos – which are photos of Mr Phillips’ diving gear.

Any member of the public who finds such items is asked to record the exact time and location (GPS coordinates if possible), take a photo of the equipment in-situ, and contact police immediately on 131 444 to report the discovery.

  • Note for readers – when Yanchep News Online spoke to Police Media at 5.37pm yesterday there was no news that the maritime search and rescue had been suspended.