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A teenager has drowned at Haruru in the Bay of Islands.
About 3:30pm today a 19-year-old was swimming with family in the Waitangi River at Lily Pond, when he disappeared under the water.
He was found some time later by family members and ambulance staff, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, police said.
His identity will not be released until next of kin have been advised.