26 Aug 2012

Teen drowns at Northland beach

4:54 am on 26 August 2012

A teenage boy has drowned at a beach in Northland.

Just after 4pm on Saturday, two people were caught in a rip at Maunganui Bluff, north of Dargaville.

The police say one of them was rescued, but the other was taken further out by the rip.

The body of the boy, aged 14, who was from Auckland, was recovered about 90 minutes later.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.