A swimmer was reported missing and believed to be caught in a rip off the coast at Airforce Beach, Evans Head at 1.30pm today, Monday, October 9.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew over the beach searching for the man in his 60s who had gone for a swim.
Beach cam footage showed the man coming out of the ocean and the search was called off.
The man was confirmed as safe and well.
The rescue helicopter returned to base.