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The body of Pastor Tekitau Fifita who went missing at sea in Ha’apai was recovered early on Saturday morning just beyond the reef in Tongoleleka.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,18/06/2018

The 38 year old went fishing with his brother on Friday night.

Information by a reliable source to Radio Tonga’s correspondent on the island says  Fifita’s brother made it safely to shore while Fifita was swept away by waves.

Moimoi Fakahua said the brother sought help from other fishermen in the area where they discovered Pastor Fifita.

Police continues investigation.

Pastor Tekitau Fifita is survived by his wife and children.

Pastor Fifita is the Chief Minister of the Assembly of God church in Ha’apai.

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