Reports of person missing at sea in Tongatapu

Kuo 'i ai 'a e lipooti 'o pehē kuo mole ha tangata 'i he matātahi 'o Houma, Tongatapu. 'Oku te'eki hano fakamahino 'o e ongoongo ni mei he kau polisi ka kuo 'osi 'ohake 'a e ngaahi fakamatala he mitia sōsiale 'o pehē na'e puna 'a e tangata ni ki tahi fakataha mo ha tangata 'e taha ki mu'a pea puli aipe 'oku te'eki ha'ane toe ma'anu hake. Ko e tokotaha ne na kaungā puna tokua ne lava 'o haofaki'i mo'ui ia.

A search is underway in Houma beach today Sunday 8 after a man was reported missing in the blow holes area.

Unconfirmed reports said the man and another man jumped into the water before he failed to resurface. The other man was reportedly rescued.

Police could not be reached for confirmation.

A spokesperson for Tonga Marist Rugby Club told Kaniva News the missing man was talented and had a successful career in rugby.

He said the man was a member of a team of rugby players who were selected to go to Romania last year.

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