Tongan authorities were searching for a boy who went missing Saturday while at the shore of a Vaotuʻu beach, in Tongatapu.
Salesi Limoni, 8, was reported missing after his parents failed to locate him according to reports.
Further details were not immediately available.
Meanwhile heartbreaking photos uploaded to Facebook by friends and family showed dozens of people combing the water off the Kele’amaka beach in an effort to find the missing boy.
Some photos showed a crowd of people linking arms while some, appeared to be family members, can be seen holding and consoling each other on the shore.