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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can confirm that a person has died following an incident at Karekare beach in West Auckland earlier this afternoon.

A group of four teenagers were reported to be in trouble after being stuck in a rip shortly after midday.

Three out of the four people have managed to make it back to shore with one person requiring treatment.

A fourth person was rescued from the water by lifeguards.

They were airlifted to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition however they have sadly died.

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Nick Baker/NZ Police

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