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Four earlier stranded at sea safe says Search and Rescue

April 22, 2019 9:01 am

The Maritime Surveillance Rescue Coordination Center has successfully escorted a distressed boat back to shore.

Four passengers were on board a boat that sent a radio distress message that their vessel drifted following an engine problem.

The Rescue Coordination Center says a volunteer response team departed Vuda Marina and assisted the distressed boat.

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Meanwhile, yesterday Police officers from the Eastern Division went out to Naselai Beach in Kiuva conducting a search for a 15-year-old student who was swept away while swimming with his older brother.

Another search was also being conducted by Police officers based at Nabouwalu for two men who failed to return from a fishing trip on Saturday.

People are advised to be mindful of the current weather situation and take all the necessary precautions.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Meteorological Service has issued a flood warning for low lying areas and downstream of Naqali Bridge of the Waidina River, Dreketilailai station of Qawa River; and Korovou River.

A flood alert remains in force for the low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers for the interior and eastern half of Viti Levu, Rakiraki town; Waimanu river; and Wainibuka River.

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