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One swimmer dead and another in serious condition in Northland

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 6:14PM
One person has drowned and another is in critical condition after a group of swimmers got into trouble at Cable Bay this afternoon. (Photo: Northern Advocate)
One person has drowned and another is in critical condition after a group of swimmers got into trouble at Cable Bay this afternoon. (Photo: Northern Advocate)

A person has died after a group of people were swept out to sea in Northland.

Police were called to Cable Bay just after 4pm this afternoon, to reports of people in difficulty just offshore.

St John says another person is in a serious condition, and four others have minor injuries.

The Northland Rescue Helicopter has taken the person in serious condition to hospital.

St John said four vehicles attended the incident and treated six patients.