Tongan: Concerns mount for missing little boy

Concerns are growing for a 6-year-old boy in South Auckland after he failed to return home from a friend’s place in Mangere yesterday, police say.

A search and rescue team’s being called out this morning to search for Korotangi Lalahi in south Auckland after he failed to return from playing at a friend’s house last night.

Korotangi Lalahi was last seen around the Yates Road, Tennessee Ave area.

He is described as of Tongan and Maori decent, of average build, 100cm tall and with short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and shorts, and riding a blue and black scooter.
“Korotangi’s family are concerned for his safety due to his age and vulnerability and want him to return home,” police said.

Anyone with information that could assist in finding Korotangi was asked to contact Counties-Manukau police 09 2632700, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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