A person has died at Kariaotahi Beach on Auckland’s southwest coast after getting swept out in a rip on Tuesday, NZ Herald reports. “This is such a tragedy. No one goes to the beach for a swim and expects something like this to happen,” said Northern Region Search and Rescue supervisor John-Michael Swannix. “The conditions on the west coast are deceptively dangerous at the moment. We would really urge people to swim at other locations.” Tuesday’s death is the third fatality on Auckland’s west coast in the past week.