16 Dec 2019

Whakaari/White Island: Police to continue search for two missing bodies

From Morning Report, 7:11 am on 16 December 2019

Police divers are expected to continue their search today for two bodies missing since last Monday's volcanic eruption on Whakaari White Island.

The official toll from the disaster rose to 16 on Sunday with the death of a patient who'd been transferred to a hospital in Sydney.

That total does not include the two people whose bodies are being searched for.

Twenty-six people remain in hospital - 14 here and 12 in Australia.

RNZ reporter Andrew McRae is in Whakatāne.