One dead in New Zealand volcano eruption, more fatalities likely
At least one person was left in a critical condition when New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for. "Of those transported to shore, at least one has been critically injured."New Zealand police said at least one person was killed and more fatalities were likely, after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted Monday, leaving dozens stranded.
Search teams returned to New Zealand 's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week's eruption Clement said although the land and sea searches had so far been unsuccessful in finding the remaining bodies , police had not given up hope.
New Zealand police say divers have resumed searching the waters near White Island volcano in efforts to retrieve two remaining bodies . At least one body was spotted in the water and rescuers would not return to the island on Saturday. A day earlier, the remains of six bodies were recovered in
Search teams returned to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week's eruption, as police released the names of four more victims.
Of the 47 people on the island -- a popular tourist attraction -- when the explosion took place, the death toll stands at 17 including the missing pair.
It is now believed the two may be in the sea, although divers searching the contaminated waters around the island on Saturday failed to locate one body seen floating in the area several days ago.
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"The rescue teams are frustrated. We understand completely how frustrating it is for loved ones who want the bodies back," deputy police commissioner Mike Clement said when the land search party of eight police officers returned to the mainland.
He said there was "every chance" both corpses were in the water but the divers were "satisfied that the area we searched near the jetty is clear of the bodies".
There are 27 survivors in New Zealand and Australian hospitals, of which 20 are fighting for their lives after the eruption of the desolate island, which is the country's most active volcano.
The police on Sunday officially identified four victims, including New Zealand tour guide Tipene James Te Rangi Ataahua Maangi, 24.
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Whakatane, New Zealand (AP) -- Specialist teams were due to return to New Zealand 's volcanic White "We remain committed to finishing the task at hand and returning the two remaining bodies to The location of the other body is not known. Divers began the search for the bodies on Friday
New Zealand police have deployed divers to look for two bodies near White Island volcano - after six bodies were retrieved in a recovery operation. He explained dive teams have been deployed in the water around the volcano , and an aerial search will be conducted later. How did the rescue mission
The other three -- all Australians -- were Zoe Ella Hosking, 15, and her stepfather Gavin Brian Dallow, 53, as well as 51-year-old Anthony James Langford.
Clement said although the land and sea searches had so far been unsuccessful in finding the remaining bodies, police had not given up hope.
"There will come a time when we've done everything we can do, when we've done everything that's sensible but we're not there yet... we don't give up easily," he said.
Scientists monitoring White Island said there had been no further significant activity since last Monday's eruption but the risk remained.
A glow was visible from the vent area overnight "which confirms there is a high heat flow present," said Geoff Kilgour, a volcanologist with GNS Science, which monitors seismic and volcanic activity in New Zealand.
"This has been confirmed today by an aerial observation this morning that noted an active crater is emitting volcanic gas at a high rate and very high temperature" above 200 Celsius (392F).
The disaster has raised questions about why tourists were allowed on a volcano where experts had recently raised threat levels.
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The death is the 19th from the eruption on White Island.The victim is the 19th overall from the blast, which took place on White Island, off the northeast coast of New Zealand, on Dec. 9. That total includes two people who are missing and presumed dead.