Man missing after mishap

Police and fire officers rescue a woman involved in the boat accident at Qawa River yesterday. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Police and fire officers rescue a woman involved in the boat accident at Qawa River yesterday. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

A MAN is missing in Labasa’s Qawa River after the collision of two fibreglass boats yesterday afternoon.

It is understood that the man fell off the boat after it collided with the other oncoming boat.

However, it is not clear at this stage which boat was heading towards Labasa and which boat was heading out.

But Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eparama Waqa confirmed the incident happened at the river and a team of police and National Fire Authority officers were out last night searching for the missing man.

“We can confirm the accident and one woman has been taken to the Labasa Hospital,” he said.

“I am still waiting for full information regarding this accident.”

Police and NFA officers rescued the woman from the boat and transported her to the hospital.