9 Dec 2004

Former Chuuk governor still missing at sea

2:38 pm on 9 December 2004

Search efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia have been unsuccessful in locating a former Chuuk governor, Erhart Aten, and three other men lost at sea.

The group has been missing at sea for ten days after failing to make the crossing of Chuuk lagoon.

The group was returning from Weno island in the lagoon when a storm blew into the area.

Mr Aten was the first governor of Chuuk following the start of self-government in 1976.