The search for a swimmer reportedly missing in the water at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach has been suspended in the belief the person is safe.

Police were called to the northern end of the beach just before 8pm on Tuesday, following reports of a distressed swimmer.

The witness told police the swimmer appeared to be struggling about 50 metres off shore.

Police conducted an extensive search of the beach, with the assistance of NSW Ambulance, NSW Surf Life Saving and the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter.

AAP

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