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Police rescue 5 at sea

Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, March 20, 2014

POLICE are pleading yet again with mariners to take all necessary precautions when going out to sea.

The advice came yesterday after five people were rescued from sea.

The five were reported missing on Tuesday after leaving Verata Ucunivanua in Tailevu in a fibreglass boat. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the group was rescued in Lodoni waters near Ratu Kadavulevu School by a Leleuvia Island Resort boat.

"All occupants are well and safe and have been taken to Uluibau Village on Moturiki Island," Ms Naisoro said.

"Initial reports indicate the boat had allegedly been overloaded and took on water when it encountered rough seas. Considering the dangers involved, members of the public must always weigh the pros and cons of undertaking any water-related activity.

"The five were found by the passing vessel clinging onto the overturned boat and were eventually taken back to safety."








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