The police dive squad are expected to continue their search at a southern Auckland swimming hole this morning after a man failed to surface from the water on Sunday.

A man went under the water in the Ramarama swimming hole off Pratts Rd, and failed to surface.

The incident was understood to have occurred at the Maketu Waterfall around 4.50pm.

Maketu Waterfall is a popular swimming spot found at the Maketu Pa Cemetery Reserve, roughly a 30-minute drive from Auckland City.


Earlier this month, a woman was winched out of the pool at the bottom of the falls after falling down the waterfall.

The woman, in her 20s, was rescued by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on January 6.

She sustained "multiple injuries" during the fall and flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

More to come.