Tragedy Strikes As Friends Plan Diving For Freshwater Mussels

“Everything occurred so fast, even before reaching him (Tomasi) he was missing, he didn’t even call out for help, we did our best to try to find him, we also asked for help from the indo-Fijians closed by and they came with their boats, ” he said.
13 Jan 2023 17:10
Tragedy Strikes As Friends Plan Diving For Freshwater Mussels
Tomasi Tuberi

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro has confirmed that the body of the 23-year-old man also was reported missing on Wednesday has been found near Tawakelevu, Lokia, Rewa this morning.

The joint search effort was initiated on Wednesday by Police and the community for Tomasi Tuberi, who went missing while swimming across a river near Koronivia.

The 23-year old was with his two friends from Lokia Village as they initially planned to dive for freshwater mussels.

Before the incident, Iosefo Baravilala (Tomasi’s friend) said after breakfast they walked up the river bank, rested for a while then decided to swim across to the other side before encountering strong currents.


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