17 May 2003

Two Tokelauans saved by New Zealand Air Force

9:44 am on 17 May 2003

A New Zealand Air Force Orion has located two fishermen missing off Atafu Atoll in the Tokelaus.

The men were found 25 kilometres southwest of the Atoll, just minutes after the Orion had begun its search.

The two men have since been recovered by the inter island vessel the MV Tokelau which had been redirected to pick them up.

They are reported to be in good health.