OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) in Taro, Choiseul province are searching for a 55-year-old man who had gone missing recently.
The man is believed to have gone missing between Malopaga Reef and Borokuni village in North West Choiseul during a diving trip with four other people on May 9.
The incident was only reported to Taro Police Station on May 10, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Vincent Eria Says, “Upon receiving the report of the missing person my officers attended to it and assisted in the search for the missing person.
“It was alleged that the missing person and other four people attempted to swim after their boat drifted away from the reef during strong winds and heavy rain.
“My officers are trying their best to find the missing person. I appeal to the surrounding communities in North West Choiseul especially those villages in the coastal areas and boat travellers to assist police by providing information.
“Currently my officers have opened an enquiry file and investigations are continuing into the incident.”
People can contact Taro Police Station on phone 63199 or Honiara Communication Centre on 23666 or call police free toll phone 999.