Whakaari / White Island – shoreline searches
Shoreline searches of Whakaari / White Island have been
hampered by poor weather this morning.
The Police Eagle
helicopter left the mainland about 5.45am to undertake a
further aerial search of the island, however it was forced
to turn back due to the weather.
Conditions are being
assessed to determine the viability of a second attempt by
Eagle or a shoreline search by boat later this
The Police National Dive Squad is not in the
Police will continue to release updates as
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