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Tuesday 14 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Ualeni Pomana (20) was discovered on Saturday morning, July 11 near Nukunukumotu Island, after he went missing for four-days at sea in Tongatapu.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search for missing sea cucumber diver Ualeni Pomana (20) continues in Tongatapu waters. He has been missing since Monday, July 6.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 37-year-old man who was out diving for sea cucumber near ‘Oneata Island in Tongatapu was found this morning by Tonga Police. Another diver (20) remains missing at sea.
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Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men were rescued by Police Search and Rescue in two separate calls for assistance in Tongatapu waters, due to engine failure.
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Saturday 29 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered from the swimming pool at Touliki after 2:00pm today.
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Monday 12 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search is being carried out for a woman who was reported missing at sea off ‘Eua on Sunday, August 11.
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Thursday 25 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Litani Taufa, missing at sea since Tuesday morning, has not been located, Tonga Police reported at 1:00pm today. A Search and Rescue operation is continuing along the eastern Tongatapu coastline, where the body of Captain Sam Tatafu and their overturned boat was located early yesterday.
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Tuesday 22 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and rescue operation is underway to find ‘Alakoni Moala (40) who went missing when out diving at the Liku in Ha’asini on Saturday, January 19.
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Monday 9 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man remains missing at the Houma Blow Holes (Pupu’a Puhi) after he allegedly jumped into the sea on Sunday, April 8.
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Friday 9 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy was rescued by Tonga Police after he reportedly jumped into the ocean and drifted some 600 metres from the coastline at Fua’amotu this morning, March 9.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The search for Tevita Kolo (32) who went missing when the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo'unga'one, Ha'apai, on Wednesday, October 4 has been suspended.
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Aho Ta'e'iloa Ma'ulu'ulu (36), who was missing at sea for two days in Ha’apai has been rescued after being located by an RNZAF Orion, three miles north west of Ha'afeva this afternoon.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupouniua Veamatahau is happy to be back on dry land in 'Eua with his wife and two children after his three-day ordeal at sea, after he ran out of petrol and drifted away from the island he had almost reached.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man in his 30s has been reported missing since Saturday, April 22 when he left on his small boat from Manuka on the eastern side of Tongatapu to ‘Eua.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man has been recovered from a reef off Sopu at about 4:00pm (UTC+14) today by a search and rescue team who were looking for a missing kayaker, Fisiatina Puafisi, last seen on December 23.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A marine search is currently underway for a missing man Fisatina Puafisi (45), who was last seen on Friday 23 December walking to the Kolomotu'a seafront from Little Italy with a kayak.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father and son from 'Eua, missing at sea in a small boat since Saturday, were rescued this afternoon by the HMAF VOEA Pangai, after being located in an aerial search conduced by a RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) P3K2 Orion today.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father (40) and teenage son (14) from ‘Ohonua went missing on Saturday, December 10 on a fishing trip, after their small boat reportedly suffered engine failure on their way to Fa’iana, a shoal situated north of the outer island.
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Monday 5 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Ha'apai are searching for the body of a three year old boy, one of two children who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha'afeva, on Saturday December 3.
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