The New Zealand Police have confirmed the deaths of two Indian men who drowned while swimming in a dangerous spot at the Piha beach in New Zealand. The men, aged 24 and 25, were reportedly part of a group of five Indian nationals who had gone to the beach for a swim.
The group had entered the water at around 2pm on Saturday and were soon seen to be in difficulty. Witnesses reported that the group was in a dangerous spot and were struggling against strong currents.
The Police and Coastguard responded to the scene and searched for the missing men. The bodies of the two men were recovered shortly after the search began. The other three members of the group were rescued and taken to hospital for treatment.
The Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are working with the Indian High Commission in New Zealand to contact the relatives of the deceased. Police have urged people to take caution when swimming in unfamiliar waters and to always observe safety warnings.