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33 Year Old Man Drowns In Vatuwaqa

A 33 year old man of Nanuku Settlement in Vatuwaqa drowned yesterday while swimming with friends. The incident occurred between 1500hrs – 1600hrs at the Veidogo Settlement sea-side yesterday. The
11 Jan 2016 09:35
33 Year Old Man Drowns In Vatuwaqa

A 33 year old man of Nanuku Settlement in Vatuwaqa drowned yesterday while swimming with friends.

The incident occurred between 1500hrs – 1600hrs at the Veidogo Settlement sea-side yesterday.

The victim had accompanied eight others from the same settlement and after almost an hour of playing rugby he decided to go for a swim. Information received is that he swam further out then the rest and when he started facing difficulties he screamed for help whereby assistance was sought from other members of the community.

His body was retrieved and taken to the CWM Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death as investigations continue.

Meanwhile the search for the 10 year old student who was swept away in the Burelevu River, in Saivou, Ra continues today.



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