Fiji police divers recover body of teenager from Rewa River

The old Nausori Bridge near Nausori International Airport. The teenager's body was found near here. Image: Newswire Fiji

The body of a 15-year-old girl has been recovered from the Rewa River by divers from Fiji’s Police Special Response Unit.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the body was of Navneeta Prasad, who had been missing from her home from Saturday night.

Naisoro said a team of officers from the Police Special Response Unit had joined in the search for  Navneeta, who reportedly jumped from the old Nausori Bridge, near Suva,last night.

POLICE: “The victim was last seen by her family on Saturday, and she allegedly last made contact with her brother last night to say she was going to jump off the bridge.”

Naisoro said an initial search was conducted last night and had resumed early today.

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