5 Dec 2012

Fifth day of searching in Fiji for four missing at sea

2:22 pm on 5 December 2012

Fiji police and navy are into their fifth day of searching for four men missing from a motorboat east of the main island Viti Levu.

The men, including Public Works Department employees, were among a group of seven who left Levuka for Batiki Island on Saturday.

Two men managed to get to shore and are recovering in Levuka Hospital after the open fibreglass boat they were in hit rough seas.

The vessel's captain was rescued at sea.

A police spokesperson says searchers have shifted their focus towards the area off the east coast of Viti Levu.