Wednesday, March 29, 2006
According to a statement by a police officer sent to Raoul Island in order to find the body of Mark Kearny, 33, who worked on researches on volcanoes on Raoul Island, Kearny was checking the temperature of the crater lake on March 17 when it erupted, blowing trees over, throwing boulders into the air, and burying the surrounding area in mud up to 5m deep.
A team of specialists has been sent to the island, but it is likely that the immense heat has destroyed the body of Mr Kearny.
== Related Wikinews ==
"New Zealand Department of Conservation leaves Raoul Island, minus one" — Wikinews, March 18, 2006
"Remote New Zealand island evacuated as volcano erupts" — Wikinews, March 17, 2006
== Sources ==
"No chance of finding worker's body on Raoul Island, police say" — New Zealand Herald, March 29, 2006