Emergency

Police find body at Albany fishing spot

Police have confirmed that divers have found the body of a man on the sea floor at around 12pm after resuming their search today.

The body is likely to be of the 30-year-old man, who was visiting Albany from Perth and was swept off the rocks and into the ocean about 1:40pm yesterday.

The man was believed to have been fishing in the area with his family.

The search was intensified today, with the water and shorelines being patrolled. Police divers, SES volunteers and a search plane were used.

Albany Marine Rescue and a local search plane were unable to find the man yesterday.

This comes nearly a year after a man died at the notorious Albany fishing spot after being swept into the water.

Over the past 33 years, 11 people have died at Salmon Holes, which recently became the first WA fishing spot to be provided with free life jackets.