Police Suspend Search for Vehicle and Passenger Submerged in Rewa River

The Police Special Response Unit divers have temporarily suspended their operations in the search for a vehicle that is believed to be submerged in the Rewa River.

The team made one attempt but due to the strong current and poor visibility the search turned out negative.

The strong current is also impacting the search efforts and a decision has been made to temporarily call off any dive expeditions for the safety of the officers.

Fiji Police officers and divers at the scene of the incident. PC: Fiji Police Force

What happened?

Four people believed to be trapped in a car plunged into a flooded river in Nausori yesterday.

It’s believed the vehicle was traveling towards Nausori and tried to overtake another car, but the driver apparently lost control, veered off the road and ended up in the river.

Rewa river in which the car plunged into. PC: Fiji Police Force

Traffic officers from Nausori and officers from the Police Special Response Unit responded to the emergency at Naduruloulou near Baulevu.

Police divers were deployed to the scene yesterday but have failed to retrieve neither the car nor the passengers trapped inside the vehicle.

Who are the passengers?

One of the four passengers is believed to be an 18-year-old man after his mother informed Police that the car may be hers.

It’s believed her son took his mother’s car when she was away from home.


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