Three Fijian fishermen found by NZ Air Force after missing for nine days at sea

They had not been heard from since and did not have locator beacons. Their sole communication was a mobile phone that was believed to have run out of battery, but they did have life jackets and flares. Local search efforts were hampered by poor weather, and the Rescue Coordination Centre Fiji asked for help. The Poseidon P-8A aircraft and crew were launched to assist on Wednesday morning. By the afternoon, they had located the fishers using radar and visual searches and contacted a nearby vessel to rescue them. Air component commander Air Commodore Andy Scott said it was a challenging search over a large area. >>click to read<< 09:19

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