River recovery too dangerous for divers
April 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Police have confirmed a woman has come forward claiming one of the four passengers onboard the vehicle that’s submerged in a river near Baulevu, Nausori is her son.
It’s believed her son took his mother’s car when she was away from home.
It’s been nearly nine hours since the vehicle has been submerged in the river.
Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro says a team of police divers at the scene have been unable to retrieve the vehicle due to the added risks of murky water and strong currents.
She adds they have not been able to see the vehicle.
It’s believed the car was traveling towards Nausori and tried to overtake another car, but the driver apparently lost control, veered off the road and ended up in the river.