Kids swept out to sea in Pātea, police confirm

A police spokesperson has confirmed that multiple police units were called to Pātea beach at around 2.40 pm on Sunday where it was reported that numerous children had been swept out to sea from the river mouth.

Its believed that another beach user was able to get all of the children back to shore by 3.05pm where they were then checked over by the ambulance staff.

All involved are uninjured.

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