5 Feb 2018

Search for missing teen at Sumner Beach

8:51 pm on 5 February 2018

The search for a missing teenage boy at Christchurch's Sumner Beach has been called off for the night.

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A search has been underway today at Sumner beach in Christchurch for a teenage boy missing in the water. Photo: RNZ / Rachel Graham

Police were called to the beach at 3.20pm today.

The boy, who is reported to be missing, is 14 years old.

A helicopter and Sumner Surf Life Saving Club were initially involved in the search, but have since come back to shore.

Police remain at the beach and are speaking to family.

A police spokesperson said they would reassess continuing the search tomorrow morning.