A Tongan man and his son who went missing while on a fishing trip three days ago have been found.
RNZAF P-3K2 Orion off on a Search & Rescue mission in vicinity of Tonga. 17th SAR mission for 5 SQN this year. pic.twitter.com/wkDyvDczgL— Chief of Air Force (@CAF_NZ) December 12, 2016
The 40-year-old man and his 14-year-old son from 'Eua went on a fishing trip on Saturday 10 December.
The pair were in a 14ft boat and left about 5:30am local time.
Tonga Police said they last made contact by mobile phone on Saturday evening advising of engine problems.
A Marine Search and Rescue operation was launched but was unsuccessful prompting police to request help from New Zealand.
A Royal New Zealand Airforce Orion left New Zealand at 9am and has found the missing fishermen.