Man found safe after search off City Beach

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PERTH man Leslie Smith (41) has been found safe at a house in the southern suburbs after his reported disappearance sparked a large search at City Beach last Friday.

Police investigated after personal belongings seen earlier that morning were still at the same spot about noon, before Water Police, Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group, Surf Life Saving WA members and the police air wing joined the search.

However, Mr Fisher’s brother in Melbourne located his sibling using social media the following day.

A police spokesman said it appeared Mr Fisher had left the water at a different location to his entry point and had thought his belongings had been stolen.