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Desperate search for 20-year-old tourist swept off rocks near to a popular selfie hotspot 

A desperate search is underway for a 20-year-old tourist who was swept off rocks at a popular selfie hotspot.

The Singaporean man was standing on rocks at Injidup Nature Spa in Yallingup, 256km south of Perth, when a large wave swept him into the water on Monday afternoon.

He had been exploring the popular selfie spot with five friends when the large swell knocked him off the rocks about 5.10pm. 

The Singaporean man was standing on rocks at Injidup Nature Spa (pictured) in Yallingup, 256km south of Pert

The Singaporean man was standing on rocks at Injidup Nature Spa (pictured) in Yallingup, 256km south of Pert

He had been exploring the popular selfie spot with five friends when the large swell knocked him off the rocks about 5.10pm

He had been exploring the popular selfie spot with five friends when the large swell knocked him off the rocks about 5.10pm

Emergency crews searched overnight but swells of up to 8 metres stopped the helicopter and marine search.

The search resumed at first light on Tuesday with police looking at Wyadup Bay and Injidup Beach, but nothing has been found.

Dunsborough police Sgt Jane Gillham said both police and the SES are searching on foot, Perth Now reported.

The RAC Rescue Helicopter is also conducting a search of the area. 

WA Police say conditions in the water are hazardous and the safety of all people searching for the man is the main priority.

Dunsborough Police, Police Air Wing, Naturaliste Volunteer Marine Rescue and Smiths Beach Surf Club are all involved in the rescue effort.

WA Police are yet to release the man’s identity as they are trying to reach his family, who do not live in Australia. 

The RAC Rescue Helicopter is also conducting a search of the area (stock image)

The RAC Rescue Helicopter is also conducting a search of the area (stock image)

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