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Police Call Off Search For Missing Father And Son

The search for the father, John Knowles and his son, Ilisoni Naucumalua, who have been missing after going on a fishing trip on April 15, has been called off. Police
28 Apr 2017 11:00
Police Call Off Search For Missing Father And Son
Mareca Finau and 2-year-old son Jim Knowles (middle) is hopeful that husband John Knowles (left) and son Ilisoni Naucumalua are still alive.

The search for the father, John Knowles and his son, Ilisoni Naucumalua, who have been missing after going on a fishing trip on April 15, has been called off.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed this yesterday.

“It has been…weeks…and there is still no sign of the two,” Ms Naisoro said.

Mareca Finau said her family had a meeting this week and have come to an agreement that they must accept the decision by Police.

She however, still remains hopeful and prays that her husband and son have been stranded on an island.

The family will conduct a memorial service in Kulukulu, Sigatoka on May 5.

Ms Knowles said the service will bring the family together to pay their respects.

“We will be commemorating their lives because it has been almost more than two weeks. They are still not found,” Ms Finau said.

The 43-year-old and his 11-year-old son left their home in Kulukulu on Easter Saturday and failed to return from the fishing trip.

Wreckage from the 24 foot marine ply-boat they used were found washed ashore days after they were reported missing.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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