16 Feb 2016

Bad weather in Solomon Islands claims life

9:10 am on 16 February 2016

Bad weather in Solomon Islands has claimed one life.

A 17-year-old male's body was pulled out of the sea yesterday by fire brigade officers, after his canoe was smashed against the shoreline in Honiara.

He had been out fishing with a another man when their engine ran out of fuel, and they tried to paddle back to Honiara.

However, the strong wind and rough sea threw them against the shoreline.

The boy's death is the only one reported since bad weather started last week.

Travel warnings have been issued by the Search and Rescue department for those traveling by boat or canoes around the country.