22 Jan 2012

Search continues for boy caught in rip

10:00 am on 22 January 2012

A search is continuing for a teenager who was caught in a rip at a West Auckland beach on Thursday.

He was swimming with his younger brother at O'Neills Bay near Bethells Beach when he was swept out to sea.

Lifeguards have been searching the coastline as far north as Muriwai beach to no avail.

Police say a search team will will be there again at low tide on Sunday afternoon. An aerial search will also be conducted.