27 Sep 2016

Missing Vanuatu taxi-boat found

11:51 am on 27 September 2016

Five passengers from a small taxi boat that went missing last Saturday off Santo in Vanuatu have been found safe and well.

They were picked up at Champagne Beach this morning by the ProMedical Santo team after a tourist boat rescued them off the north coast of Santo just after midnight.

The search had involved several shipping services and aircraft from Air Vanuatu, the Air Taxi and a military plane from New Caledonia.

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Champagne Beach in Vanuatu. Photo: Supplied