16 Aug 2019

Tonga police investigate missing German diver

4:39 pm on 16 August 2019

A German tourist has been named by Tongan Police as the woman missing while diving at 'Eua five days ago.

Police say they are still investigating the disappearance of 40-year-old Marina Trost from Munich.

Matangi Tonga reports that the tourist was part of a whale watching group scuba diving and filming inside a cave known as the 'Cathedral' on the northern tip of 'Eua Island.

The German Consul in Nuku'alofa has been in contact with Ms Trost's family.

Tonga's Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Atunaisa Taumoepeau says a dive belt and a flipper have been found, but not the missing tourist.

He indicated the search for the woman is likely to be suspended.