Search underway for missing Nukunuku fisherman

The Tonga Navy and Coastal Radio Authority are searching for a 63-year-old fisherman from Nukunuku who did not return home after leaving on what his family described as a planned fishing tip at Malinoa Island.

The unidentified fisherman left Patangata beach on Monday 11 May, 2015 at around 1100hrs on a grey and green 25 foot-boat with 40 horsepower engine, Police Communication Officer Sia Adams said.

The missing fisherman was reported missing by his family to Police on Wednesday 13 at around 1900hrs.

Adams said no contacts have been made so far with the missing fisherman.

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