Fifteenth fatality after Whakaari / White Island eruption

As stated by Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

Police can confirm a further person has died following the eruption on Whakaari / White Island, bringing the official toll to 15.

The person was earlier being treated at Waikato Hospital.

Police remain focused on supporting families at this terrible time.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.