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Man dies after drowning at beach on Auckland's west coast

A man has died after a drowning at a beach on Auckland's west coast this afternoon.

The death occurred at Maori Bay near Muriwai. Source: 1 NEWS

Police say they received a report of a person in trouble in the water at Maori Bay near Muriwai around 3:35pm.

Maori Bay after fatal drowning, December 1, 2017. Source: 1 NEWS

A spokesperson for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter told 1 NEWS they were dispatched to the scene at 4pm.

Police say the man was found dead in the water by emergency services.

In a separate incident a woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being pulled from in the water near Quay Street at around 3.45pm.