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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A man has died after being swept out to sea at Seadown, north of Timaru this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the beach at 4.30pm.
Upon arrival, emergency services located a young child in the water. The child was brought to shore, where they were treated by Ambulance staff.
Due to the treacherous conditions, a helicopter was required to search for the man who had been swept out to sea. 
Tragically he was already deceased when he was located a short time later. 
The matter will be referred to the Coroner. 
Issued by Police Media Centre.