Dive squad continue to search waters off Whakaari/White Island

As stated by Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

Divers in the water around Whakaari / White Island today continue to face unique and challenging conditions.

A team of nine from the Police National Dive Squad resumed their search at 7am today for a body seen in the water following Monday’s volcanic eruption.

The water around the island is contaminated, requiring the divers to take extra precautions to ensure their safety, including using specialist protective equipment.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.