Child in critical condition after incident at West Auckland beach

A boy is in a critical condition after an incident at a West Auckland beach this morning.

A St John spokeswoman says two people were flown by helicopter to hospital from Cornwallis Beach.

The child has been taken to Starship Children’s Hospital and a male adult in his 40s is in a moderate condition in Auckland Hospital.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said they were called to Cornwallis after reports of two people falling from a boat.

“A passing kayaker effected a rescue back to shore,” he said.

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