Teenager dies after being dragged to sea off west Auckland beach

A teenager has died in hospital after bring stuck in a rip at an Auckland west coast beach today.

Karekare Beach

Karekare Beach Photo: 123rf.com

Four teenagers got into trouble after getting stuck in a rip shortly after midday at Karekare beach.

Three made it back to shore and lifeguards rescued the fourth from the water.

One was airlifted to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition but has since died.

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