6 Oct 2010

NZ search and rescue organisation joins search for three Tokelauans

8:20 pm on 6 October 2010

New Zealand's national search and rescue , the Rescue Coordination Centre, is helping in the search for three Tokelauan teenagers missing at sea since early this morning.

The boys, two aged 15 and one aged 14, were last seen late last night in the village of Atafu looking for fuel for their small aluminium boat.

Search and Rescue says the Coordination Centre is mapping out a search area and an Air Force Orion has been diverted to help.

The Samoan Navy is also offering assistance.