Search continues for Nukunuku minister who went missing during fishing trip

Police in Tonga who were leading a search operation for a 63-year-old fisherman, missing at seas in Malinoa Island, said they gave supports to his family during this time of difficulty.

The search for the Reverend Sioeli Finau of Nukunuku was concentrated on all Tonga groups’ coastal areas up to Fiji but searchers have yet to locate him or anything significant, Police Communication Officer, Telesia Adams said.

Rev. Finau had gone out fishing alone in a 25ft green and grey coloured boat with 40-horsepower engine from Patangata to Malinoa for a day fishing trip on 13  Monday, May.

With three weeks having passed, there was concern over whether Rev Finau would have survived the ordeal.

The search was likely to continue this week.

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