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Defence Force finds missing fishermen

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/05/2016

Three Kiribati fishermen missing for over a week have been found by a New Zealand military plane.

The three men, aged 34 to 37, were on Saturday afternoon spotted on a skiff near Tarawa, the Pacific nation's capital, by a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion plane, having vanished on May 7.

The plane, which was dispatched to search for them earlier in the day, also dropped emergency supplies, including food, water and a radio.

The Orion's crew reported the men as being in good health.

They were collected by a Kiribati patrol boat shortly before midnight.

The search was the squadron's fourth since January, three of which were to Kiribati.

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