Two victims of Water Tragedy located at Piha
Two victims of Water Tragedy located at
Last night at around 7pm three males
entered the water at Piha beach on Auckland West Coast.
The three got into difficulty and one was pulled from the
water in a serious condition. He is currently receiving
An intensive search took place
involving surf rescue, Police Helicopter, Westpac Rescue
Helicopter and other police staff.
A planned shoreline
search this morning, located the bodies of two males on the
north side of lion rock at the beach.
Next of kin are
still being located and advised.
Whilst the circumstances
leading up to the deaths are still being investigated,
police wish to remind the public to only swim between surf
patrol flags during patrolled times. West coast beaches (as
do all beaches) need to be treated with caution and respect.
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