Search for dinghy dad's body to resume
Tue, 22 May 2012 7:48a.m.
A search is resuming for the father of a seven-year-old boy whose body was found on Monday evening after a dinghy capsized on Manukau Harbour.
The body of Tio Paasi was found and recovered by police divers under Mangere Bridge after he went missing along with his 45-year-old father So'saia Paasi following the boating mishap on Sunday.
Search teams, supported by the police dive squad, a helicopter and an inflatable boat, failed to find any sign of the Mr Paasi on Monday.
Inspector Jason Hewett says teams, supported by a police helicopter, an inflatable boat and police divers, will resume the search today.
The dinghy, carrying five people, sank under the old Mangere Bridge about 2.15pm on Sunday.
Seven people, some of them bystanders who jumped in to try to rescue those who went into the water, were taken to Middlemore Hospital.
Some of them were children, and one two-year-old child was in a critical but stable condition at Starship Hospital.
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28/05/2012 11:44:40 a.m.
what a sad news to watch as I almost crying of seeing that disaster. I was shock to watch this news because the mother is my schoolmate at high school and also a best friends of mine I pray for the love of god to be in your family and stay strong and brave with lots our love.
22/05/2012 3:01:02 p.m.
Omg. This is such a sad tragedy that happened. Its so sad to hear about the loss of this family. Even though it was the basic things in life that can cost us our life. We should learn from this so that this wont happen again. but other than that this is something we cannot take back, but the common sense in the next time we do go out on boats. May god be with this family and may he give you the strength. stay strong. GODBLESS?
22/05/2012 11:39:29 a.m.
I think it is way past time that the multitude of TV shows on fishing lead by example and required presenters and guests to wear life preservers when being filmed around New Zealand waters - I'm astounded both TV3 and TVNZ continue to preach the need for compulsory wearing of safety devices and yet broadcast programme content with no regard to this themselves.
22/05/2012 9:54:48 a.m.
I have been using dingies since i was young. built my own. Did not own a life jacket back then. Now I do, and usually use it when going out in the dingy. Dont use it when on the ocean kayak though. Thats my choice. Sometimes we need to think about the choices we make, and be prepared to suffer the consequences when we make a wrong choice. I dont want to see every have to get a licence to use a dingy. That is not what NZ is about. We already have too much state interference
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