Young man drowns at Coolum Beach

The search and rescue operation at Coolum Beach.

Police have located a body believed to be that of a 21-year-old man reported missing in water off Coolum beach since Saturday afternoon.

Police commenced a search and rescue operation after the man was last seen by friends swimming near Stumers Creek Road around 4pm on March 27, where he is believed to have become stuck in a rip.

A deceased man was located within the search area at 2pm Monday.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.