A young man is in a serious condition after being rescued at the Auckland west coast beach Muriwai.

St John tweeted one person was in a serious condition and another was in a moderate condition at 7.40pm.

The pair was being taken to Auckland City Hospital.

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter had been asked to attend and spokesman Lincoln Davies confirmed a young man and woman had been rescued in the water by surfers.

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Police said they were unaware of the incident.