The central law enforcement station in Nuku’alofa Tonga. An investigation is beneath way into the fatalities of two New Zealanders.
A New Zealand couple uncovered useless in Tonga ended up electrocuted, Tongan police say.
Police identified the couple as Ben Neill, 47, and Rochelle Neill, 48.
Deputy Police Commissioner Neighborhood Assurance Tēvita Vailea reported the bodies were uncovered when law enforcement responded to a report from the village of ‘Utungake in the Vava’u group on Saturday.
A formal inquest all through the weekend ruled the result in of loss of life was electrocution and was probably accidental, he stated.
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The Neills had lived by on their own at the village vacation resort.
They owned Hakau Adventures, presenting snorkelling excursions in Vava’u.
A article on the Vava’u ExPats web site reported: “Our sincerest condolences on the unexpected passing of Ben and Rochelle. They had been distinctive people today and will be missed by lots of. Sending prayers to their household in the course of this tricky time.”
A further post on the Tonga Expats and Locals webpage stated there was a gathering on Tuesday to “share data on the latest scenario, so we can transfer forward as a united group”.
It is understood Rochelle Neill was from New Plymouth.