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1-Year-Old, 29-Year-Old Woman Drown In Separate Incidents

The 1-year-old victim had accompanied his father to their farm and while tending to their sheep had allegedly wandered off where he was later found floating in a fish pond.
23 Mar 2019 11:51
1-Year-Old, 29-Year-Old Woman Drown In Separate Incidents

Two drowning cases were reported this past week involving a 1-year-old child and a 29-year-old woman.

The first case was reported at Votualevu on the 20th of March. The 1-year-old victim had accompanied his father to their farm and while tending to their sheep had allegedly wandered off where he was later found floating in a fish pond.

Investigation continues into the incident.

In the second report, a 29year old woman was found near the Wainimala River at Botenaulu in Naitasiri.

The victim from Gusuniwai Settlement was last seen leaving her home to bathe in the nearby river and when she failed to return a search was conducted where she was found lying motionless nearby.

Health officials have confirmed that the victim is a known epileptic patient, however a post mortem will still be conducted to confirm the cause of death.

The drowning death toll currently stands at 9 compared to 9 for the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle who is alleged to have bumped a police motorcycle along Queen Elizabeth Drive yesterday afternoon resulting in the officer sustaining minor injuries has been questioned and released.

The police cyclist from the Southern Division Highway was closing the road for a VIP escort when the alleged incident occurred.

The police cyclist from the Southern Division Highway was closing the road for a VIP escort when
the alleged incident occurred.

The police cyclist from the Southern Division Highway was closing the road for a VIP escort when the alleged incident occurred.
Investigations continue.

We urge drivers to be mindful and cautious of police motorcyclists to avoid such incidents.

Missing Diver

Day 2 of the search ended with negative results and the search is expected to continue today.

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