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Written by NZPA   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010

Rescuers have called off the search for a man who was swept out to sea in Northland this afternoon, amid fears he is the third drowning victim in one day after two deaths in the South Island.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was swimming with about six others at Ngunguru Beach, about 24km from Whangarei, when he was separated from the group at about 2.10pm.

The man was likely caught in a rip and carried out to sea past a sand spit, Senior Sergeant Matt Rogers of police northern communications said.

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