A boy has gone missing in large and powerful surf conditions south of Watonga Rocks at Lighthouse Beach.
An emergency services alert was issued just after 1.30pm on Wednesday, December 6 with Marine Rescue Port Macquarie, lifeguards, emergency services crews and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter responding.
The missing child is an 11-year-old boy and is believed to have been pulled out in a rip, a NSW Ambulance Media spokesperson confirmed.
A second boy escaped from the surf and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Head lifeguard James Turnham said a drone will be put in the sky shortly to assist with the search.
Beaches remain closed.