The body of the paramount chief of Macuata, Ratu Aisea Katonivere, has been found after a fishing trip.
Coup 4.5 has been told their boat capsized.
The three men will be taken to Labasa Police Station to have their statements taken about what happened at sea.
The body of the 58 year-old chief is at his home in Naduri but will be taken to Labasa hospital soon.
He is survived by his wife, Sera, and five children.