20 Jun 2012

Tonga search fails to find two missing yachtsmen

7:30 pm on 20 June 2012

The latest search in Tonga for two yachtsmen missing near Vava'u has been unsuccessful.

Radio Tonga says the searchers spent last night on the tiny island of Late looking for two Australian men in their sixties who have been missing for nearly a week.

Tongan police say an official announcement will be made tomorrow.

The men sent a message for help on Thursday, and their damaged boat, plus a life jacket, was found the following day.