Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today recovered the dead body of a male person at Uhu Village in South Malaita, Malaita Province as the search for the 27 people missing from the MV Taimarehu continued today.
“The body was washed ashore at Uhu Village and discovered by villagers this morning (6 April 2020) who contacted Police in Honiara.
“So far six bodies have been discovered from the ill-fated trip which left Honiara on the evening of 2 April 2020 bound for West Are’are when the MV Taimareho encountered heavy seas associated with the tropical cyclone Harold at that time.
“The search for the rest of the missing people continues.”
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