A 9-year-old girl has drowned at a south Auckland house this morning.
Paramedics were called to a house on Bacardi Place, Conifer Grove, Takanini around 7.50am, St John Ambulance confirmed to the Herald.
A 9-year-old girl died at the scene.
Police confirmed the girl had drowned. Her death will be referred to the coroner.
The family are members of the Plymouth Brethren Church, whose members have been supporting them.
Senior Sergeant John Yearbury said at the scene that the "family are really raw at the moment".
The young girl has other siblings, he said, and a family member discovered the girl's body this morning.
Yearbury added that when emergency services arrived the girl was already dead.
It was too early to say if it was an accident or medical event, he said.
A local church member, who visited the home, said a "little girl had died". The girl was found in the bath earlier this morning, he added.
"The place is still crawling with cops."
Another man said: "Just genuine heartbreak."
Several church members, bearing plates of food, arrived at the home throughout the morning to offer their condolences.
Shocked neighbours were also offering the family assistance.