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Still no result in locating missing fisherman that is lost in sea

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/07/2020

Police are still searching for the missing fisherman that went missing at sea since Monday evening.

Police did not release any further details but it is known that the individual is a 20 year old man from Patangata.

Yesterday, police recovered the body of a 37 year old fisherman who went fishing with the missing 20 year old, a close relative of his.

The search continues on the island of ‘Oneata with Police and a few people from the area, carrying out a search both at sea and on land.

The reason for the incident is still unclear however the Acting Deputy Police Commissioner ‘Atunaisa Taumoepeau, emphasized the importance for fishermen to be more cautious when at sea to minimize future tragedies.

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