A man has died on Auckland's west coast after being swept out to sea.
Police say the 19-year-old was preparing to go fishing from the rocks at Muriwai Beach just before midday on Tuesday when he fell into the water.
The Westpac rescue helicopter and police helicopter searched for the man, but his body was recovered by surf life rescuers in the afternoon.
Police say the man was not wearing a life jacket and they will be investigating the death.
The death will also be referred to the Coroner.