The boy who died after going missing in the water at a Raglan beach has been named.
Logan Reece Tuson was just seven years old when he died after being pulled from the surf at Ngarunui beach on Thursday.
The boy, from Hamilton, was spending the day at the beach with family when he got into difficulty in the water and was swept into the harbour channel, police said.
His body was recovered soon after following a search by Coast Guard, Surf Life Saving, the Westpac Rescue helicopter crew, and members of the public in other watercraft.
Unfortunately, he was unable to be revived once he was on shore.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand northern region chief executive Matt Williams said on Thursday the incident was "a prompt for people to be aware of the conditions".
The police have offered their sympathies to the boy's family.