Air Force Orion finds missing boat off Samoa
Five people missing on a boat off Samoa have been found by the crew on an Air Force Orion. The 9m twin-hulled aluminium craft had been missing for seven days between Pago Pago and Apia.

The Fiji Rescue Co-ordination Centre asked the Air Force to help. The vessel was found about 4pm yesterday 65km south of Samoa and a radio dropped to it.

The Orion was last night on standby in Samoa to help in the rescue.