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We Will Not Stop Search Until We Find Him: Villagers

Villagers of Galoa have one mission to accomplish before Christmas – to find their missing fisherman, Nemia Cakauvatu. Since Mr Cakauvatu’s disappearance on Wednesday following a fishing trip with his
24 Dec 2016 11:00
We Will Not Stop Search Until We Find Him: Villagers
Nemia Cakauvatu’s aunt, Diama Domoni, with grandaughter Atonia Bulouvase who joined the search party at Galoa. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

Villagers of Galoa have one mission to accomplish before Christmas – to find their missing fisherman, Nemia Cakauvatu.

Since Mr Cakauvatu’s disappearance on Wednesday following a fishing trip with his mates, the villagers in the area have not given up in their quest to find him.

“We should at least find him before Christmas,” said one villager who wished to remain anonymous.

“We will not stop until we find him.”

The 22-year-old father-to-be went out fishing with the other villagers but they returned without him.

He has been the man of the house after his father died a few years ago, and the family members are still praying for his safe return.

“It’s really shocking knowing that he is missing in the same fishing grounds we use every day,” said the villager.

According to him, a search team that left on Thursday returned unsuccessful yesterday at about 4am.

When the Fiji Sun team arrived at the village yesterday, there was a crowd at the shore and four boats still out at sea continuing their search for Mr Cakauvatu.

“This morning (yesterday) we requested the shark divers from Pacific Harbour to help us in our search.

“We are thankful that their team had joined us, along with the Police,” he said.

As of late yesterday, one of the shark divers from Pacific Harbour said they had the blue sulu that Mr Cakauvatu had wrapped around his waist while fishing.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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