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Monday 19 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old woman from Ma'ufanga drowned at Keleti Beach, Veitongo on Saturday afternoon, March 17.
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Monday 29 January 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
A 3-year-old Tongan boy is reported to have died from drowning after he was pulled from a creek in the Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday 27 January.
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Tuesday 29 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have yet to receive a medical report to confirm the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, who is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water in Ma’ufanga on Monday, August 21.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 13-month-old baby girl is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water at a home in Ma’ufanga on Monday afternoon, August 21.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Utah, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 22-year-old Siaosi Brown of Utah, USA, who drowned last week during a hiking accident in Utah. Siaosi had worked as an LDS missionary in Kansas.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vili Vaea Makineti is the 22-year-old man who drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, April 29.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, 29 April, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Monday 13 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has confirmed that a fisherman from Patangata, Sioeli Tu'akalau (72) died from drowning on March 7.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 72-year-old man was found dead floating at sea in Patangata, Tongatapu on Tuesday night, March 7 after he left home to go diving.
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Monday 6 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 46-year old man, Sione Feleti Kinikini drowned on Saturday, February 4 at Ha’atafu when he jumped off a fishing boat fearing it would capsize after being hit by a big wave, during a fishing trip.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soane 'Ata'ata (21) drowned at Laulea Beach at Fatumu, Tongatapu on Saturday afternoon, January 14, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Friday 6 January 2017

Sydney, Australia
Yesterday hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Tuipulotu Gallaher (14) in Sydney West, Australia. The Aussie-Tongan teen tragically drowned at Sydney Beach last Tuesday, December 27, only two days after Christmas.
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Friday 16 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sioseti Koluse (30s) drowned on Wednesday, December 14 when he tried to save a 13-year-old boy who was being sucked into a hole on a fringing reef, while swimming at Fotua Beach in Kala’au, Tongatapu.
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Thursday 15 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man aged in his 30s drowned on Wednesday, December 14 when he tried to save a 13-year-old boy who was being sucked into a hole on a fringing reef, while swimming at Fotua Beach in Kala’au, Tongatapu, during a camping trip by LDS youth of Te'ekiu.
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Thursday 15 December 2016
A nine-year-old boy drowned while swimming at a causeway from Tu'anekivale to Holeva at around 8:00pm on Wednesday, December 14.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-year old boy who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3 remains missing at sea, and presumed drowned.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the names of the four Tongan men who died when the fishing vessel 'Francie' capsized in Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour on Saturday November 26.
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Friday 21 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Roys Gita is the 30-year-old year old Indonesian fisherman who drowned on a Friday night September 30, after falling into the sea at Tu’imatamoana Wharf in Ma’ufanga. An inquest ruled there was no foul play.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old year old Indonesian fisherman drowned on Friday night, September 30 after falling into the sea at Tu’imatamoana Wharf at Ma’ufanga in Tongatapu. Police alleged he was under the influence of alcohol.
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Tuesday 8 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has confirmed that Haini Muller (24) died from drowning at Hufangalupe Beach in Vaini on 26 November.
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