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Opoutere Beach incident – 1 person dead, another missing

Opoutere Beach news
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A search is ongoing for a swimmer missing at Opoutere Beach, north of Whangamatā.

Emergency services were alerted by individuals who saw a group of seven people signalling for help, about 11.25am today.

Six people have been pulled from the water. One is in a critical condition and four are in minor-to-moderate conditions.

Sadly, one person was unable to be revived.

A search is ongoing for the missing person, and will be assisted by a fixed-wing aircraft later this afternoon.

Image credit: Life of Pix

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Source:NZ Police

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