A requiem mass will be held this weekend by the family of missing man, Chris Utia Nemaia.
In a media statement, the family advises that the mass will be held at the Holy Cross Cathedral this Sunday, April 29, starting at 2pm.
“This is held as part of the family’s grieving process in this sad and confusing time.
“The Requiem Mass will be an opportunity to find solace and take comfort in holy messages of hope in faith.
“Friends, extended relatives and colleagues of Christopher Utia Nemaia are invited to attend.
“At the end of the Requiem Mass everyone will be invited to walk from the church to take part in the floating of flowers in the river from the Old Mataniko Bridge.”
Meanwhile, Mr Nemaia’s family further request that friends and relatives taking part please come attired in bright colours of hope and not traditional funeral black.
“Flowers will be provided in baskets at the entrance of the church.
“The family maintains that their own attempts to locate Chris physically continues,” the statement says.
They also welcomed news that Police mobilised a dive operation at the upper parts of the river in the morning of Thursday April 26.
Mr Nemaia is the Senior Marketing Officer of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, who went missing during the flash flood of the Mataniko river on Thursday April 19.