Fisherman missing after being swept off rocks at west Auckland beach

A fisherman is missing after being swept off the rocks at a west Auckland beach this afternoon.

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A search and rescue operation is underway at Ninepin Rock, after a fisherman was washed off rocks at Whatipu Beach this afternoon.

Police were alerted to the incident around 1.45pm.

The operation, including Police Eagle helicopter, Coast Guard and LandSAR, is ongoing.