Emergency services are appealing for the public’s help as they search for a missing swimmer off Auckland’s Whangaparāoa Peninsula.

The incident began when “a male was seen to be in difficulty in the water” on Sunday, police said.

The Auckland maritime unit was called to the scene near the Gulf Harbour Marina.

“The swimmer was seen to have entered the water from the rock breakwater, near the entrance to the Gulf Harbour Marina, Whangaparāoa Peninsula, between 8 and 9pm,” a police spokesperson said today.

“Police, with the assistance of Coastguard, have been searching the immediate area over the last few days, however have not located anyone. Searchers are continuing their efforts today and we are now seeking information from the public in relation to our search.

“Anyone who witnessed a male swimming out from the breakwater, or have any other information which may assist, is asked to please contact police.”

Information can be provided by calling 105, police said.