NZ police update 4: Whakaari / White Island body recovery

Statement attributable to Deputy Commissioner John Tims, National Operations Commander

The operation to recover the bodies from Whakaari / White Island is progressing and the team is well advanced with the recovery of the bodies.

We expect the recovery operation to continue for another couple of hours.

Conditions on the island remain favourable.

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