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A person has drowned near Ruakaka Beach in Northland.
Emergency services were called to the beach near Marsden Point, about 10km north of the patrolled area of Ruakaka Beach.
The Ruakaka surf club were not involved in the incident, but a spokesman said they had been told the person had drowned.
Emergency services confirmed they had been called to a drowning, but were not yet able to give any information.