BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
SEARCH continues for a Filipino worker under Winlex International (SI) Co Ltd at East Honiara having gone missing over the weekend along the Lunga River mouth.
On behalf of the Asian company, Philippines people are appealing to Solomon Islands people especially near Lungga to help them find their missing colleague who was last seen around Sunday 6pm.
According to a Winlex International officer’s post on social media that has captured the attention of many viewers, everything started off when two of their colleagues planned to go for fishing.
When one of their colleagues (the missing person) knew their plan, he told them that he would like to go with them after he finished his haircut.
Upon reaching the Lungga River mouth area, it is said that the other two started to go into the water while the other (missing person) decided to stay on the seaside since he does not usually step in the water for fishing.
It was when the other two were busy preparing for the fishnet a little distance from the seaside (as it was low tide) was the last time one of them said he saw their missing colleague.
He was looking to where they had left their colleague (missing person) and saw that he was undressing his shirt. From seeing this he quickly looked away as they needed to concentrate and continue on fishing.
After minutes being already dark and deciding to return was when the confusion occurred.
They could not find their colleague as they only found his clothes and cell phone being left intact from where they left him. There was no positivity in attempts on calling him leading to the current search continuing.
Winlex International (SI) Co Ltd’s Officer speaking on their behalf to Island Sun yesterday said the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) had visited the sea site area on Tuesday and had resumed search yesterday.
“They are already coordinating with the Winlex International (SI) Co Ltd’s Personnel Officer.
“We are calling for everyone’s help, if somebody sees him at any corner of Solomon Islands then please let us know for fast search and rescue,” said the Winlex International (SI) Co Ltd’s Officer. Their company can be contacted through landline, 38891.
The Officer expressed the need to find their missing colleague as his family in Philippines are very worried.
RSIPF’s Police Media when queried over the matter yesterday confirmed that police investigating into the matter is continuing.
In their police Press Statement early this week, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Guadalcanal Province appeals to the people living around Lungga River area and along the coast line to go forward to the police with any information regarding the report so that it assist with their investigation.
“Henderson Police Station can be contacted on phone 36200 or Police communications on 23666 or dial free 999,” said PPC Manetoga.