One Man died, two horses missing in Haʻapai sea accident  

A rescue boat brought to shore the survivor and the body of the man who died after the horses they were riding on fell into a hole under the sea.

Kisione Sika, 36, died while ‘Asipeli Mafi, 33, survived the tragedy after they attempted to cross the causeway from Uoleva to Tongoleleka while it was believed the sea was at high tide, correspondent Moimoi Fakahua reported from Haʻapai.

The two horses were drowned and still missing.

The two men from Tongoleleka struggled against the strong current, the report  says.

Sika got into difficulties and allegedly died while they were struggling but Mafi managed to grab him before the rescue boat arrived.

The funeral of Sika was held last week.

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  1. Naʻe haofakiʻi ki ʻuta ʻe ha vaka ʻa e tokotaha ne mate pehe ki ha tangata ne hao ʻi ha fakatuʻutāmaki ʻi tahi hili ia ha tō ʻa ha ongo hoosi ne na kolosi ai ʻi ha luo ʻi tahi.

    Naʻe mālōlō ʻa Kisione Sika taʻu 36, kae hao moʻui ʻa ʻAsipeli Mafi taʻu 33 ʻo Tongoleleká mei he fangataʻa kuo fakamamahi ʻene hokó ni hili ia ʻenau fepaki mo e haʻahaʻa ʻo e foʻi ʻau ko ia ʻi he vahaʻa ʻo Tongoleleka mo Uolevá.

    Ko e feinga kolosi ʻeni ʻa e ongo tangatá he ʻāhangá hili ia haʻana foki mei haʻana fāngota ʻi Uōleva.

    Ne melemo foki ʻa e ongo hōsí ni pea kuo teʻeki pe ke toe maʻu kinaua.

    Ne iku faingataʻaʻia lahi ʻa Sika pea ʻoku mahaloʻi ne mate ai pe ia lolotonga ʻenau fekuki mo e faingataʻá ka ne monū ne lava pe ke kei kaufakiʻi ia ʻe Mafi ki muʻa pea aʻu atu ʻa e vaka fakahaofi.

    Ne fai ai pe meʻafakaʻeiki ʻo e pekiá ʻi he uike kuo ʻosí.

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