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Search expands for man

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, July 25, 2014

POLICE yesterday expanded the search for a missing 54-year-old man with an amputated leg to Ba waters after the boat he was travelling in capsized near Vomo Island off the coast of Lautoka on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said search and rescue teams from both the Fiji Police Force and the Fiji Navy were mobilised to search for the elderly man.

"We've expanded the search and the entire search teams are also now looking at Ba waters apart from the Yasawas," he said.

"The two men that were with him were found yesterday but we are still looking for the 54-year-old man who is also an amputee.

"They were on their way to Naviti when they encountered strong winds.

"It was because of the windy conditions that their boat capsized."

According to a police report, the boat was on its way to Bota-i-Ra Resort.








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