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Missing Boat Found In Koro Is, No Sign Of Two Fishermen

The boat of the two missing fishermen from Rakiraki was found washed ashore on Vatulele Village in Koro Island yesterday. Koro Island Police Post police constable, Ilaitia Drauna said two
07 Jan 2016 11:13
Missing Boat Found In Koro Is, No Sign Of Two Fishermen
Still Missing

The boat of the two missing fishermen from Rakiraki was found washed ashore on Vatulele Village in Koro Island yesterday.

Koro Island Police Post police constable, Ilaitia Drauna said two mobile phones and three life jackets were found in the boat but there was no sign of the two missing fishermen.

Constable Drauna said a 49-year-old woman was preparing breakfast for her family when she saw an object like log few meters from the shore in front of her home in Vatulele village.

“We are trying to locate the woman and Vatulele village head so that we can question them about the boat; I believe the woman who found the boat lives few metres away from the shore.

“She was making breakfast at around 7am this morning when she noticed an object like a log but when she got closer it was a boat and then she immediately alerted the village head,” he said.

Constable Drauna said they would compile a report on the boat’s particulars to the Fiji Police headquarters in Suva.

Meanwhile, a police report confirmed the boat found in Vatulele village, Koro Island was the red wooden cabin boat belonging to two fishermen of Volivoli in Rakiraki who are still missing.

“A number of items were recovered inside the boat however there was no sign of the two occupants namely Nigel Niscal Mani and Rajneel Rajnesh Reddy,” the report said. Edited by Filipe Naigulevu.

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