Search underway for missing fisherman

Police believe the man fell off the rocks while fishing. PIC: Esperance Police.

A large scale land and sea search is underway for a fisherman near Esperance.

Thomas Dominic Rae, 25, was fishing with his friend on rocks at Warrenup Beach in Dalyup around 12pm on Sunday.

His friend left briefly and when he returned Thomas was gone.

Police believe he fell off the rocks into the ocean.

Today's search involves vessels from the volunteer marine rescue and Department of Fisheries, jet skis, police divers and a drone.

SES and surf life savers are also patrolling the beach.

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