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Missing Diver’s body recovered

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 13/07/2020

 The body of missing 20 year old diver Ualeni Pomana, who went missing since Monday last week, has finally been recovered.

Acting Deputy Police Commisioner ‘Atunaisa Taumoepeau, told Radio and Television Tonga News that Ualeni’s body was found on the eastern side of the island of Siesia on Saturday morning by his family and the community of Patangata.

A post mortem investigation deemed the cause of death to be a result of drowning.

Taumoepeau added that despite the cause of the incident being unknown it is still very important that people be better prepared before going out to sea.

The body for Ualeni’s diving partner and close relative, ‘Iteni Latu was recovered last week.

The community search that recovered the body continued despite Police temporarily halting the search a day prior.

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