POLICE in Kirakira, Makira Ulawa province are searching for a man in 30’s who fell off from an outboard motor canoe into the sea while travelling in the sea area outside the Ngorangora Airport at the provincial centre at mid-day 15 February 2018.
The alleged accident happened when the 18 feet banana boat powered by a 40 horse-power yamaha engine was returning from dropping late boarding passengers on MV KCB 2 on her way to Honiara from Kirakira.
Makira-Ulawa Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Superintendent Peter Sitai says, “My officers and the local OBM boat owners conducted initial searches immediately after the incident without success and the search is continuing.
“I appeal to relatives of the missing man not to take the law into their own hands as police have started an enquiry into the incident to ascertain the cause of the accident,” says PPC Sitai.
Superintendent Sitai adds, “I also appeal to mariners and general public travelling in the vicinity of the Makira-Ulawa Islands, Malaita and Guadalcanal to look out for any suspicious floating objects and report to Kirakira police or any nearby police station.”
Police at Kirakira can be contacted on phone 50299, Auki Police 40132, Police Communication Centre 23666 or the free toll 999.