13 Jan 2009

Girl dies after beach mishap

9:53 pm on 13 January 2009

A 12-year-old girl has died in Auckland Hospital after getting into trouble in the water on Monday at Pakiri Beach.

St John Ambulance staff say they were called to the beach, north of Auckland, just after 5pm.

The girl was given CPR and taken to hospital by rescue helicopter.

Auckland Hospital says she died earlier on Tuesday.