Tongan student

Tongan student reported missing at sea laid to rest

Sam Leka Pasiaka of Avondale went missing at Whatipu Beach on 29 December 2018.

Kaniva News reports Pasiaka got caught in a rip with his sister, while searching for mussels. 

His body was recovered north of Piha beach in West Auckland on Monday.

Pasiaka’s death will be referred to the Coroner.