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Orion joins search for missing fishermen

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/12/2016

A Defence Force Orion has joined the search for three Kiribati fishermen who have been missing for almost a week.

The trio failed to return from a fishing trip off the the island republic on December 5 and a search by local aircraft and a patrol boat has failed to find them.

An Orion surveillance aircraft left Whenuapai on Sunday morning and was due over the search area, about 3500km north of New Zealand, by mid-afternoon.

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