21 Feb 2020

Young boy dies after being swept into sea near Napier

6:18 pm on 21 February 2020

A young boy has died after being swept out to sea at Napier.

Beach, surf and pacific ocean in Napier.

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The incident happened at 3:40pm off Marine Parade, at Te Awa.

Police say two officers - a 27-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, who are also surf lifesavers - tried their best to save him.

A police helicopter got the two officers to safety, but the boy had died and his body has been recovered.

Police have thanked members of the public for alerting emergency services.