White Island Volcano Victim Dies In Sydney Hospital
Another Australian has died in hospital following the White Island volcano disaster.
The patient had been transferred to Concord Hospital in Sydney, but died on Sunday.
In a statement, NSW Health has said the family has requested privacy and the man's name and age will not be released.
"Officers from Burwood Police Area Command attended Concord Hospital following the death of a man after being medically transferred from New Zealand," the statement said.
New Zealand Police confirmed on Sunday that Anthony Langford, 51, was among the Australians killed when the White Island volcano erupted.
Langford was on the Ovation of the Seas ship with his family, who are believed to have taken a trip to the Island on Monday.
His wife Kristine Langford, 44, and their daughter Winona, 17, remain unaccounted for. It's believed their 19-year-old son Jesse is in hospital.
Gavin Dallow, 53, and teenager Zoe Hosking, 15 -- both from Adelaide -- were also confirmed as Australian victims.
Gavin was on the Island with his wife Lisa and her daughter Zoe when it erupted. It's believed Lisa is in hospital receiving treatment for severe burns.
New Zealand national Tipene James Te Rangi Ataahua Maangi, 24, was also officially identified by police as a victim of the deadly eruption.
Australian Krystal Eve Browitt, 21, was identified by New Zealand police as a victim on Saturday.
Forty-seven people, including 24 Australian citizens and four permanent residents, were on the island when the volcano erupted on Monday.
Ten Australians are now confirmed to have died, two remain unaccounted for -- and are presumed dead -- while 12 are in hospital with severe burns.
A total death toll stands at 16, including the ten Australians.
The news comes after recovery teams returned from the Island on Sunday afternoon without having located two bodies that remain on the island. Eight bodies were left on the Island following Monday's explosion. Six were recovered during a risky operation on Friday.
Police dive teams were deployed on Friday to search the water surrounding the volcano for the bodies. Divers battled with low visibility and dead fish on Saturday as they searched desperately for the remaining pair.
At least one volcano patient has been stabilised in a Sydney hospital, NSW health revealed on Sunday. Four patients are being treated at Concord and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney and remain critically ill.
Three patients evacuated from New Zealand to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne also remain in a critical condition.
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