19 Dec 2016

Yachtie found dead in Tonga's Vava'u

3:01 pm on 19 December 2016

Tonga police say a 74 year old American male has been found dead on his yacht in Vava'u.

They said the man was understood to have been working on his yacht, Eagle Wings, in the boat yard at Vaipua in Neiafu.

He was found lying on the deck.

Police said they are trying to establish there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.