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Child dies, another injured after kayak capsizes near Waikato

A child has died and another is injured after a kayak capsized near Waikato yesterday.

Emergency services were called after the kayak flipped off the coast near Miranda at around 3.30pm.

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust says they took two children, a boy in a critical condition and a girl in a serious condition, to Auckland's Starship Hospital at around 5pm.

One of the children has since died, police said this morning.

An adult man was also in the water at the same time and was taken to hospital in a moderate condition, according to the rescue helicopter service.

Police say they're still investigating the circumstances of the incident.