The parents of four teenagers missing from a Victorian beach have reportedly kept an overnight vigil as the desperate search continues.
Two 18-year-old men and two women aged 18 and 19 are believed to have been using inflatable paddleboards at Rosebud Beach just off Point Nepean Rd on the Mornington Peninsula on Monday.
Police and emergency services at Rosebud continuing their search for four teenagers. Picture: Mart Stewart
Alarms were raised when a passer-by walked by the beach about 8pm and found the teens’ belongings.
It is not known at what time they went missing.
Acting inspector Ian Pregnor said the families of the four teenagers, who are from Glen Waverly, had been at the beach since hearing of the news of their children’s disappearance.
“The parents have not long arrived here this morning so we’re just trying to get some further information from them,” he told 3AW.
“They’re quite distraught, we’re trying to gather as much intel as much as we can but also providing them the support as well.”
The group is believed to have just finished their VCE and were celebrating the end of the year.
“The parents have been here all night, they are distraught, waiting to see that full-scale search really resume,” the Today show reported.
Emergency services resumed searching in waters near the seaside town of Rosebud early on Tuesday morning.
The teens are believed to have been riding on inflatable paddleboards. Picture: Today
Police Air Wing, ambulance choppers, water police and local rescue boats were all used in a large-scale search throughout the night and morning.
Family members were assisting in the search overnight.
The search was paused around 4am due to deteriorating conditions.
A search resumed at daybreak. Picture: Jason Edwards
Anyone with information is urged to call Rosebud Police Station on 5986 0444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 000.
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