Body found by divers at Fātumu beach

Locals at the beach before divers recovered the body of the deceased. Photo/ʻIlaisaane Taumoepeau Matau (Facebook).

Local divers have recovered a body at Fatumu beach last night believed to be that of the 32-year-old man who was reported missing in the area earlier during the day.

Police have yet to identify and confirm the deceased but photos uploaded to Facebook this morning which purported to share the tragic  incident showed locals, police and divers were at the beach while a body was laid in a white sheet in the sand.

ʻIlaisaane Taumoepeau Mataʻu wrote on Facebook and said her brother Salesi Tapui, Rev Taufoʻou Fusikata and a man from Haʻasini by the name Angai were divers who found the body.

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