Police have resumed a large-scale search in Sydney’s south-east following worrying reports of a baby seen floating in shallow water, on Monday morning.

Officers were called to Yarra Bay, La Perouse, at about 5 pm on Sunday after a number of shocked witnesses claimed they had seen an object that appeared to be a baby wrapped in a plastic bag floating in the water.

Police Marine Area Command, Polair, Public Order and Riot Squad, several rescue helicopters and NSW Ambulance all took to the area to search.

However, the search was called off at 7:45 pm on Sunday evening due to poor visibility.

They resumed again at 7 am on Monday morning.

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