21 Jun 2012

Tongan search called off

9:04 pm on 21 June 2012

Rescuers have suspended the search for two Australian yachtsmen missing since their boat was wrecked off a Tongan island a week ago.

The pair, who are both in their 60s, have been missing since last Thursday when their 15m yacht Navillus was wrecked off Late.

A team of nine searchers had scoured the island on Wednesday and Thursday in the hope of finding the men.