Whakatane baby dies suddenly

Police are treating the sudden death of a baby in Whakatane, as unexplained.

They say they were advised of the infant's death yesterday morning and say a post-mortem examination will take place in coming days.

A police media spokeswoman says they're carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner.

At this time the death is not being treated as suspicious.

No details have been released about the baby's identity.

Sam Gardner