POLICE has called off the search for three fishermen from Lovonivonu on Taveuni who went missing in Yanuca waters last Thursday. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the search was called off on Friday night. Police found some of the men's belongings — a jacket, a sleeping bag, a bucket and cargo pants, all which have been identified by the wife of one of the missing. "The items were recovered near Kioa Island earlier this week," she said.
A 13-year-old student died following a freak accident on the South end of the island on Friday. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the deceased was hit by a falling decayed coconut tree while returning from soccer and rugby training at the Navaca playground. "The victim was accompanied by the school headteacher and other students when the incident occurred at around 4.45pm. He was rushed to the Taveuni Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigations into the incident continue."