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Search for two remaining bodies continues

December 14, 2019 4:30 pm

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 today.

A day earlier, the remains of six bodies were recovered in a high-risk operation and sent to Auckland where they will be identified.

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Fourteen deaths have been confirmed from Monday’s eruption.

Around 20 people remain in intensive care with severe burns in New Zealand and Australia.

In a statement, police said they would analyse all information available and assess possible next steps. Today’s planning allowed them to return to the island to conduct further land-based searches for the remaining deceased, as the environment on and around the island allows.

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