Update: 5:05PM A SEARCH was conducted out at sea yesterday after three men disappeared when their boat capsized.
The captain of the boat, who swam ashore to an island near Qamea in Taveuni, was seen by a group of villagers who were travelling towards the island.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said villagers on Qamea have assisted police with the search for the three men.
The four who are from Lovonivonu had left Rabi Island for a fishing trip to another island near Qamea on Tuesday but failed to return on Saturday, he said.
The matter was reported to police and the search started with the assistance of the villagers.
Meanwhile the boat captain who has been missing out in the Bua waters last weekend has not been found.