Police have released the name of the man who died at Waimarama Beach on Sunday evening.
He was 26-year-old Hemin Vinubhai Limbachiya of Napier.

Emergency services were called to Waimarama Beach at about 7pm on Sunday after a married couple and a male relative got into difficulty in the water north of the Waimarama Surf Life Saving Club.

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Police offered their sympathies to Mr Limbachiya's family.

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The death has been referred to the coroner.