Indonesian man drowns; Tongan Police awaiting autopsy report

Tongan Police investigating the death of an Indonesian fisherman at Tuʻimatamoana wharf  in Nukuʻalofa were awaiting autopsy results to confirm the cause of his death.

A 30-year-old year old Indonesian fisherman was reported to have fallen into the sea in Maʻufanga in Tongatapu at about 11pm.

His body was recovered by a Police diver the following day.

Police said the Chinese’s Yushun fisherman was having a party with his co-workers before the incident happened.

The deceased body was still in Vaiola mortuary and Police were still awaiting the autopsy report.

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