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