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A fisherman missing off Papua

30th January 2014 | 1.633 Views
A fisherman missing off Papua
(ANTARA/Ekho Ardiyanto)
Sentani, Papua (ANTARA News) - A fisherman has been missing since Saturday in the sea off Jayapura near the sea border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) after he fell overboard.

The fisherman identified as Adam, 47, and two friends in the boat were on their way home to Jayapura when strong winds and big waves hit them, Sunarto, head of the search and rescue agency in Jayapura, said.

Adam, who sat in the rear part of the boat fell overboard and disappeared in the angry sea.

The two other fishermen Rusli (24) dan Iwan (29) returned to Jayapura without Adam early on Sunday after they failed to locate him, Sunarto said here on Thursday.

"Until now Adam (47) is still missing," Sunarto said, adding a rescue team has been sent to the location using two fishing boats.