13 Dec 2019

Six bodies recovered from White Island, two to be found

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 13 December 2019

Six bodies have been recovered from Whakaari/White Island, but the high risk operation isn't over yet, with two of the missing still unaccounted for.

Specialised NZ Defence Force teams launched a recovery mission this morning in challenging conditions.

RNZ reporter Sarah Robson is in Whakatāne and sent this report.