“Sudden death in Vava’u”

Media Release Monday 19 December 2016

Statement to be attributed to Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai, Tonga Police

A 74 year-old man confirmed to be an American citizen was found dead in his Yacht the “Eagle Wings” on December 14, 2016.

Police understands that he was working on his yacht which was at the boat yard in Vaipua (Neiafu). He was found lying on deck and was immediately rushed to Ngu Hospital at approximately 6:00pm

The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

The deceased arrived in Vava’u in his yacht on November 24, 2016 alone.

Police inquiries continue to make sure that no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

His next of kin has been advised.

-ENDS-

Issued by the: Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo, (676) 23 318, (676) 23 323 Fax: (676) 23 036; for media enquiries – Email: siaadams@police.gov.to or siaadams@gmail.com media-release-sudden-death-in-vavau

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