Man from Haveluloto dies after diving with hookah rig

A 33-year-old man from Haveluloto died after a dive using a hookah rig breathing apparatus offshore of Mānima island near Patangata on Friday morning at about 3am, according to Police.

The deceased was last known to have lived in Pātangata and he was with five others while on the fishing trip, according to Police Communication Officer, Telesia Adams.

The diving practice is illegal. Last year Police charged a man in connection to the death of a hookah diver from Navutoka who died while diving at Kelefesia Island in Tongatapu.

Sometimes when a business is growing, it needs a little help.

Right now Kaniva News provides a free, politically independent, bilingual news service for readers around the world that is absolutely unique. We are the largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service, and our stories reach Tongans  wherever they are round the world. But as we grow, there are increased demands on Kaniva News for translation into Tongan on our social media accounts and for the costs associated with expansion. We believe it is important for Tongans to have their own voice and for Tongans to preserve their language, customs and heritage. That is something to which we are strongly committed. That’s why we are asking you to consider sponsoring our work and helping to preserve a uniquely Tongan point of view for our readers and listeners.

Latest news

Related news