Search continues for man swept away by strong currents

July 3, 2022 5:00 am

A man in his 30s is missing after he was swept away by strong currents while he trying to cross a flooded bridge.

The incident took place near Naimasimasi Village, in Serua after 7 last night.

The victim was travelling with others in a village carrier and was advised by the driver to wait for the water to recede as they approached the Wainikavou Bridge.

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The man who was allegedly intoxicated at the time tried to cross the flooded bridge.

Search efforts by villagers last night proved futile.

A team from the Navua Police Station will continue the search today.