Person drowns at Northland's Whangārei Heads beach

A person has drowned at a Whangārei Heads beach this evening.

The person drowned in water off Cornfoot Avenue. Source: 1 NEWS

Police say they received a report of a person who looked to be in trouble in the water off Cornfoot Avenue at Whangārei Heads at about 6pm.

The person was pulled out of the water in a critical condition and later died.

The death will be referred to the coroner.