Missing kite surfer Matthew Wing found alive on Geraldton beach
A kite surfer missing off Western Australia’s Mid West coast since yesterday has been found alive, rescuers say.
Matthew Wing, 48, had been planning to kite surf towards Coronation Beach, north of Geraldton, but failed to arrive.
He had been last seen at Drummond Cove, about 10 kilometres north of Geraldton, on Friday afternoon.
A spokesman for the Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group said Mr Wing had been found alive on a beach north of the town this morning and would be assessed by a medical team.
A large-scale search operation for Mr Wing had been underway, including spotter planes, boats and helicopters, as well as police and State Emergency Services volunteers searching on land.
Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group volunteer Ian Beard was among those involved in the search for Mr Wing. (ABC News: Cecile O’Connor)
Police had described Mr Wing as an experienced kite surfer who was visiting the Geraldton area with friends.
It is understood Mr Wing is originally from Hobart but now lives in Perth.
Police and volunteers helped the search for Mr Wing at Drummond Cove. (ABC News: Cecile O’Connor)