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Body Of Farmer Found After Police Search

February 21
13:51 2017

The body of a 42-year-old farmer who went missing while trying to cross the Benai River yesterday was found at 1pm today.

Police were at the scene.

The body was found 5 miles from where he was seen.

A Police statement said the farmer of Namau, Ba was accompanied by his 21 year old nephew and whilst trying to cross the Benai River on horseback, it is alleged he fell off and was washed away by strong currents.

This is the second incident in a 48 hour period where two people are alleged to have been caught in a situation where they were washed away by strong currents.

Police have urged people to be cautious and consider their safety especially with the current weather situation.

 

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