Dinghy tragedy: Body pulled from harbour

Latu Paasi mourns for her husband and son that are missing, as she is comforted by her family at the old Mangere Bridge this morning. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Latu Paasi mourns for her husband and son that are missing, as she is comforted by her family at the old Mangere Bridge this morning. Photo / Sarah Ivey

A body has been pulled this morning from the Manukau Harbour in Auckland.

Police have been searching for 45-year-old So'saia Paasi since the dinghy he was in with four others capsized on Sunday.

The body of his seven-year-old son Tio Paasi was found last night.

A two-year-old boy rescued from the capsized dinghy remains in a critical condition at Starship Children's Hospital.

So'saia Junior Paasi is being closely monitored in the intensive care unit where his condition has been listed as critical since Sunday.

The other children rescued from the Manukau Harbour, brother Komani, 10, and cousin Tom Paasi, 9, have been discharged from Middlemore Hospital.


- APNZ

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