17 Jul 2006

Tonga police search for two missing fishermen

7:01 pm on 17 July 2006

Police in Tonga are searching for two men in a fishing boat which has been missing since last week.

Radio Tonga says the boat had left Faleloa in the Ha'apai district on Thursday and was expected to be back on Saturday.

A rescue patrol unit and police have dispatched a team to search for the two men.

Police say the boat has no communication equipment.