White Island: Police name missing pair

Search teams have been scouring the island and surrounding waters for Hayden Marshall-Inman and Winona Langford. Supplied photo.

Whakatane man Hayden Marshall-Inman and 17-year-old Australian Winona Langford have been named as the two people still missing following the fatal eruption at White Island.

Whakaari/White Island erupted at 2.11pm on Monday, December 9, a time that will be forever stamped in New Zealand history.

Forty-seven people were on the island when it erupted. Sixteen are dead, two are missing and several others remain in hospital with various degrees of injuries from burns to airway injuries.

Police are continuing to search for Hayden and Winona, but say shoreline searches of Whakaari/White Island have been hampered by poor weather this morning.

The Police Eagle helicopter left the mainland about 5.45am to undertake a further aerial search of the island, but it was forced to turn back due to the weather, says a police spokesperson.

“Conditions are being assessed to determine the viability of a second attempt by Eagle or a shoreline search by boat later this morning.

“The Police National Dive Squad is not in the water today. Police will continue to release updates as and when available.”

Meanwhile, police have released the names of those who have died following the eruption:

Name: Krystal Eve BROWITT
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Citizenship: Australian

Name: Tipene James Te Rangi Ataahua MAANGI
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Citizenship: New Zealand

Name: Zoe Ella HOSKING
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Citizenship: Australian

Name: Gavin Brian DALLOW
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Citizenship: Australian

Name: Anthony James LANGFORD
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Citizenship: Australian

Name: Matthew Robert HOLLANDER
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Citizenship: US (Australian permanent resident)

Name: Berend Lawrence HOLLANDER
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Citizenship: US (Australian permanent resident)

Name Karla Michelle MATHEWS
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Jessica RICHARDS
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Jason David GRIFFITHS
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Martin Berend HOLLANDER
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Kristine Elizabeth LANGFORD
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Richard Aaron ELZER
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Barbara Jean HOLLANDER
Gender: Female
Age: 49
Citizenship: US (Australian permanent resident)

Name: Julie RICHARDS
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Citizenship: Australia

Missing:

Name: Winona Jane LANGFORD
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Citizenship: Australia

Name: Hayden Bryan MARSHALL-INMAN
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Citizenship: New Zealand




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