Noumea plane assists Tonga navy in search for missing fisherman

An aircraft from Noumea arrived in Tonga yesterday and was conducting an aerial search this morning for the 63-year-old missing fisherman from Nukunuku.

Pastor Sioeli Finau went fishing on Monday 11 but did not return after two days. His family reported him to Police on Wednesday 13.

Pastor Fīnau left Pātangata and was expected to be fishing at Malinoa island.

Police has confirmed to Kaniva News this evening Saturday 16 the search team were still searching for Finau and rejected claims on social media this morning saying Pastor Finau was found.

We asked people to please refrain from making such comments as they only caused more trouble to the family of the victim, said Police communication officer, Sia Adams.

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