Search underway for man missing in water at Dunedin's St Clair Beach

A search is underway for a man who got into difficulty at St Clair Beach in Dunedin this afternoon.

St Clair Beach in Dunedin Source: Google Maps

Ambulance and police were called to the south end of the beach at about 4.30pm after reports that a male was in trouble in the water.

Police say a helicopter was involved in the search earlier but has since been stood down.

The search, assisted by Surf Lifesaving, will continue until dark and will be reassessed in the morning.