(TVNZ) Police have confirmed that a three-year-old girl missing in Helensville has been found dead.
Police say Tamar Ihaka drowned.
Tamar was reported missing at 1pm Baker Street, Helensville. The family’s house backs onto the Kaipara River and search and rescue personnel, the Coastguard and members of the local community carried out an extensive search for the little girl.
Police earlier described her as a slim Maori with long hair going halfway down her back.
TangataWhenua.com wishes to extend our sincere condolences to this whanau. Heartbreaking 🙁