Police to investigate Tuvuca boat incident

January 7, 2024 4:30 pm

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A team departed for Lakeba on a chartered flight this morning to conduct investigation on the boat which capsized in Tuvuca in Lau on Friday morning.

Police confirms Divisional Crime Officer, a Pathologist, and a team of investigators left today.

A post mortem will also be conducted on three people who drowned.

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These include two people who were in their 50s and an 11 year old girl.

The team will also assist in search efforts for the 12-year-old girl who is still missing at sea.

According to police, 16 people were on a boat that left Tuvuca Island on Friday morning for Tavunuku Island and in the afternoon, the villagers received a call that the boat had capsized.

The villagers managed to rescue 12 people.