Young girl drowns at Lake Rotokawau in Rotorua

A young girl has drowned at Lake Rotokawau in Rotorua this afternoon.

A police media spokeswoman said police were alerted to the incident at around 4:35pm.

Her death will be referred to the Coroner.

Meanwhile a child is in a critical condition after a water incident in the Coromandel tonight, St John ambulance reported.

St John said two ambulances and a rescue helicopter were sent to the scene in Mirandajust after 8pm.

A police spokeswoman told the Herald emergency services were called to the Mirana Holiday Park just after 8pm.

The injured child was subsquently taken to Starship children’s hospital in a serious condition, police said.

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