Fiji Time: 11:09 AM on Tuesday 3 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Farmer's body found floating in sea

By SALASEINI MOCEIWAI
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Update: 10:40AM A 37-YEAR-OLD farmer of Ligaulevu Village on Mali Island in Macuata is believed to be the country's latest drowning victim.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro this morning said the victim went diving alone yesterday around 8am but failed to return home.

"After he failed to return home, a search was conducted with four fellow villagers travelling in a fibre-glass boat to look for the victim," Ms Naisoro said.

"At about 100 metres out in the open sea, they discovered the victims body and spear gun floating."

 She said police were investigating the incident.

The drowning toll stands at five compared to six for the same period last year.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Two appear in court
  2. A-G: Don't interfere
  3. Officers detain international fugitive
  4. No fear or resistance
  5. Police arrest 6 on drug-related charges
  6. Government plans to reduce unemployment rate
  7. Landowning unit to benefit from development
  8. State to reduce debt
  9. $1.6m budget
  10. PAC: Talk to us

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  4. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  5. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  6. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  7. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  9. Qiliho: RFMF's role is defined Wednesday (25 Feb)
  10. ITaukei torture cases Thursday (26 Feb)