New Zealand launched a risky operation on Friday (December 13). Recovery teams brought back six bodies from a volcanic island that erupted earlier this week. On the mainland, grieving family members waited, anxious for news Authorities have faced growing pressure to recover the bodies as soon as possible. But police had refused to go due to safety risks. The conditions on Friday (December 13) were potentially deadly Experts warned the White Island volcano had a good chance of erupting again. The operation was carried out by a bomb disposal squad. But, slowed down by heavy protective gear, they had to leave two bodies behind. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said they haven’t given up yet.