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Police appeal for sigthings of boy swept out to sea

Police appeal for sigthings of boy swept out to sea


At 1.54p.m. Police were notified that an 11year old boy had been swept out to sea off Takapuna Beach near the boat ramp. The member of the public was ringing at the request of the boy's father.

Units responded and the WestPac helicopter searched the area.

Police spoke to people on the beach including a large number of kite surfers. No one had seen anyone obviously in distress and witnesses had seen two, differently described boys or youths leaving the water at different points of the beach and leaving the area.

Police are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been involved in this incident and who can confirm that they are safe.

The contact number ofr North Shore Police is (09) 477 5000.

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