3 missing found

By Mike Puia

THE three people, who went missing in Makira/Ulawa Province by boat, about six days ago, have been found yesterday.

They were found taking shelter at Alita Island.

They left Malaupaine Island in the Three Sister Islands for Ahia Village on Ulawa Island on Thursday 25 using a banana boat powered by a 30-horsepower Suzuki outboard motor.

Relatives from Ahia village, Ulawa Island had raised the alarm to relatives in Kirakira when the boat with the people failed to arrive.

A search was activated. During the search, the search party did not check the island. This was reportedly because of the bad weather.

The Kirakira Police Operation Manager yesterday informed the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCCHON) that they have found the banana boat and the three people onboard – whom were all safe.

The people in the boat have been sheltering on the island, waiting on the weather to calm down.

The boat left Alita Island and arrived in Ulawa Island around yesterday morning.


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