Child dead after being swept into water at Napier beach

Emergency services were called to Marine Pde at 3:40pm.
Emergency services were called to Marine Pde at 3:40pm. Photo credit: Google

A child has reportedly drowned after being swept out to sea in Napier. 

Emergency services were called to Marine Pde at 3:40pm where a person was reported to be in difficulty.

Police confirmed in a statement one person died at the scene.

It is understood the child was at the water's edge before being swept out, NZME reported.

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