Police would like to thank the community after a diver’s buoy was found in Balgowlah Heights.

Following a public appeal for information about the buoy, police believe they have now located its owner safe and well.

About 11.10am on 7 July, emergency services were called to Grotto Point Reserve, Balgowlah Heights, following reports a diver’s buoy was located floating close to shore.

A diver’s buoy is usually used to mark the location of a diver or is towed by a spear fisherman when underwater; however, no diver or spear fisherman was found near the buoy.

Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended the scene before extra resources from Marine Area Command commenced a search operation in the area.