As stated by Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small, Waitemata Police
Police have been searching for a man who was swept away from Bethells Beach, Auckland, yesterday afternoon.
The 34-year-old man was swimming with his partner and a child when they were all caught in a rip and got into difficulty in the water.
The woman and the child were able to get safely to shore, but the man did not make it back.
Police were called about 5.30pm.