UPDATE 3: Whakaari/ White Island body recovery
Statement attributable to Deputy Commissioner Mike
The operation to recover the bodies on Whakaari /
White Island this morning is going to plan.
team is in the area where we believe the majority of the
The operation is taking more time than
expected, this is due to the protective equipment the
recovery team is wearing which can be restrictive and heavy
but is necessary.
Conditions for the operation are good in
regard to the weather, sea state and the environment on the
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