22 Jun 2012

Three Fiji women missing after fishing trip

1:56 pm on 22 June 2012

The police in Fiji are searching for three women who failed to return from a fishing trip yesterday morning.

The trio had gone fishing in a wooden boat about three kilometres from the shoreline in Cakaulevu, Rakiraki.

A police spokesperson told FijiLive that strong winds resulted in the boat drifting further out to sea and villagers failed in their attempts to rescue them.

The police say mariners are being advised to keep a lookout for the missing boat and the public is being advised to listen to weather advisories and refrain from going out to sea during adverse weather.