Happy ending for two missing boat incidents

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

A separate missing boat incidents in the Western part of the country reported to have been safely salvaged.

TWO separate missing boat incidents in the western part of Solomon Islands are reported to each have a happy ending.

Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told local media yesterday that one incident occurred in Western province and the other in Choiseul province.

He said in the last few days, police in Western province worked with the community in search of a 30-year-old man who was missing at sea.

“He was traveling from Vonunu as he had been travelling over night from the 20th of November and was found on the 21st as he’s now safe.

“He’s been traveling by boat along and was rescued by a boat in Kolobangara area and was taken to Gizo hospital and discharged as he’s reunited with his family,” Varley said.

He said police are investigating suggestions that the man was under influence of alcohol as he was traveling.

Meanwhile, Varley said in Choiseul province a missing ray-boat with five people on board, which was traveling for Gizo on November 20, was rescued near Wagina Island on the 21st.

It is alleged the boat drifted after it ran out of fuel.

Varley reminds public to always practice precaution when travelling at sea.

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