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Call to heed weather advisories

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 05, 2018

POLICE are warning members of the public who do not heed weather advisories that they do so at their own risk.

This, after members of the public continue to frolic in a river where a 23-year-old Nadi man went missing last Saturday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were concerned about residents still swimming in flooded rivers where currents were still strong.

She said the search for the missing 23-year-old was an exhausting exercise.

"We have had to deploy more than 20 officers to conduct the search and if people choose to disregard the advisories about staying well away from flooded areas and the need to refrain from swimming in rivers because of the strong currents, then they are gambling with their own lives and will also put the lives of others at risk too," she said.

"We do hope common sense will prevail in these situations."

The missing Nawajikuma resident was witnessed being swept away by strong currents by other swimmers.

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