A man has died after a drowning at a beach on Auckland's west coast this afternoon.
Police say they received a report of a person in trouble in the water at Maori Bay near Muriwai around 3:35pm.
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.