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Report of man missing in South Coast surf - a hoax!

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It's been revealed reports of a man missing in surf near Tathra earlier this week was a hoax.

Emergency services carried out extensive searches for days after a man reported his twin brother had not returned from a swim at Gillards Beach.

However Surf Life Saving NSW and Marine Rescue have been told this morning it's all been a hoax and a waste of time and resources.

It's understood it's now in the hands of police.