2 dead after swept off rocks at Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach in Auckland. Photo: Getty Images
Muriwai Beach in Auckland. Photo: Getty Images
Two people have died after being swept off rocks at Muriwai Beach in West Auckland.

A police spokesperson said they were called to the beach about 2pm today after reports that two people, a male and a female, were swept off the rocks. 

Initial police reports said both were recovered from the water and that one had died, while the other had been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police later said the second person had also not survived.

The deaths would be referred to the Coroner.

 

 

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