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World No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano

04:47  15 december  2019
04:47  15 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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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.

a small boat in a large body of water: Divers searching the contaminated waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Saturday failed to locate one body seen floating in the area several days ago© Handout Divers searching the contaminated waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Saturday failed to locate one body seen floating in the area several days ago

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.

No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano

  No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano 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. 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".

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.

New Zealand police suspend volcano body search .
New Zealand police on Tuesday called off the search for two people missing after the White Island volcanic eruption. "The search for the two missing victims of the Whakaari/White Island eruption has been suspended," police superintendent Andy McGregor said Tuesday. McGregor said they made the decision after "extensive shoreline and substantial aerial searches" of the area."Sadly no further items of significance have been located," he said.A team of special forces troops also went onto the island and retrieved six bodies despite the threat of another eruption.

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