Growing concerns for abalone fisherman Loi Ho Dinh, missing at Sugarloaf Rock near Dunsborough

Jackson Lavell-LeeThe West Australian
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VideoPolice divers have joined the search for Marangaroo man Loi Ho Dinh at Sugarloaf Rock.

Four police divers have joined the search for Marangaroo man Loi Ho Dinh at Sugarloaf Rock, 13 kilometres from Dunsborough.

Mr Dinh was fishing in knee-deep water 950 metres south of Sugarloaf Rock when his group of friends lost sight of him.

He was not wearing a floatation device or wetsuit and cannot swim.

Dunsborough police sergeant Jane Gillham said authorities held growing concerns for his wellbeing.

“The search is currently hampered by the increasing size of the swell,” she said.

As the search continues, fears that Mr Dinh had been taken by a shark have grown.

But Sgt Gillham said there had been no recent sightings in the immediate area.

“It is possible but it’s not something we are looking at, at this stage,” she said.

The search will continue at first light tomorrow.

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