A man was swept away at a West Auckland beach after he got caught in a rip yesterday afternoon.
Police are searching for the 34-year-old man who got into difficulty in the water at Bethells Beach.
He was swimming with his partner and a child when they all got caught in a rip.
The woman and child made it safely back to shore, but the man did not.
Police were called about 5:30pm.
The Police Eagle Helicopter and search and rescue teams have been searching for the man since.
Police will continue to search over the Bethells Beach and the wider coastline area over the next few days.
Police are also providing support the man's family.