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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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Monday 4 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation continued on July 3 for a Vava'u man, Mailangi Vea, who was swept away by waves when the dinghy he was in capsized at about 2:30 pm, Saturday July 2, 2016 at Late Island in Vava'u.
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A missing boat with 11 people on board has returned to Nuku'alofa this evening after calling for assistance off 'Eueiki Island near Tongatapu. Some of the passengers were taken to Vaiola Hospital for observation and released, search and rescuers reported tonight.
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Tuesday 28 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sea search has begun in Tonga for 11 people, including five children (four boys and a girl aged between 2 -12 years old), who were reported missing at sea this morning after their small boat failed to reach Fonoifua Island in Ha’apai as expected, last night.
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Friday 27 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have named a drowing victim, as Haini Muller (24) from Fatai, who drowned at Hufangalupe Beach, Vaini on 26 November.
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Thursday 26 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man drowned at Hufangalupe beach in Vaini this morning 26 November after falling off the cliff while another man who jumped in to rescue him was saved by Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 7 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and rescue operation is underway to find two fishermen from Hihifo, Niuatoputapu who has been reported missing since leaving on a fishing trip early Tuesday morning, 6 October.
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Sioeli Finau (63) from Nukunuku is the fisherman who remains missing since heading out to Malinoa Island, off Tongatapu on Monday, 11 May. Police are appealing to fishing boats to report any sightings of him and the missing 25ft boat.
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Tuesday 17 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who were rescued on Friday night, 13 March after their boat’s engine failed some 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu were today thankful to New Zealand’s Orion P-3 aircraft and Tongan Navy for the swift search and rescue operation.
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