24 Jan 2018

Missing Kiribati fishermen rescued

From , 6:04 am on 24 January 2018

Three fishermen missing from Kiribati for four days have been found safe and well by a Chinese fishing vessel alerted to their plight.

The New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre says the men were lucky their family raised the alarm quickly when they did not return home as planned over the weekend.

Search and Rescue Officer Chris Wilson told Jenny Meyer the boat the men were in didn't have a motor but did have a sail, which took them in an unexpected direction.

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