Water police are appealing for public assistance following reports of a paddle boarder seen in distress at Rosebud this afternoon.
Police received reports a man on a stand up board was seen in distress in the water approximately 500 metres from the Rosebud pier on Point Nepean Road about 3.45pm.
Local police, water police and the PolAir helicopter searched the area and were unable to locate the man believed to be wearing a black wet suit.
Police are keen to speak to anyone that may have been paddle boarding in the Rosebud area this afternoon or anyone that may know someone out in the water today.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.