White Island death toll rises to 20
Two people missing presumed deceased following the Whakaari/White Island eruption have now been confirmed as deceased by the Chief Coroner.
"The two deceased are Hayden Marshall-Inman of New Zealand and Winona Langford of Australia," says National Operations Commander, Deputy Commissioner John Tims.
"The Chief Coroner has ruled that both Winona and Hayden died on Whakaari/White Island.
"The deaths of Winona and Hayden brings the official number of deceased to 20, 18 of whom died in New Zealand and two in Australia."