Search underway for man swept away at Bethells Beach

Search underway for man swept away at Bethells Beach
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Police are searching for a missing man swept away from an Auckland beach on Thursday.

The 34-year-old man was swimming at Bethells Beach with his partner and a child when they were caught in a rip and got into difficulty.

While the woman and child were able to get safely to the shore, the man didn't make it back.

Police were called at 5:30pm, and the Police Eagle Helicopter and Search and Rescue teams have been involved in a search since.

The search will continue on Friday at Bethells Beach as well as across the wider coastline.

Police are providing the man's family with support.

Newshub.