New Zealand officials attempt to recover the bodies of victims on White Island

Recovery teams were not immediately dispatched because the volcano was still active after erupting on Monday.
1:21 | 12/13/19

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Transcript for New Zealand officials attempt to recover the bodies of victims on White Island
We turn nt tonight to the dangerous and delicate mission under way in New Zealand. Teams are now finally making it back to the island after the deadly volcano eruption, recovering bodies now. Scientists, of course, monitoring it all, amid the risk of another eruption. 14 people now confirmed dead, including two brothers originally from Chicago and their parents, tonight, they're still missing. ABC's Marcus Moore from new Zealand. Reporter: Tonight, the daring recovery effort. Searchers retrieving the bodies of six of the eight people missing on New Zealand's white island. The operation starting early in the morning, that volcano at risk of erupting again, throwing a thick plume of ash and steam in the air. people gather, at the pier here to sing as a tribute to the victims. Somber mood here in New Zealand. Family members just went back into the meeting place for the community here. It's been an agonizing wait since Monday's eruption killed more than a dozen people, including American brothers 13-year-old Matthew and 16-year-old berendhollander. Their parents martin and Barbara among the missing presumed dead. The family with ties to Chicago many David? All right, Marcus, thank you. And also overseas at this

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