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14 year old latest drowning victim

November 29, 2015 9:54 pm

28 people have lost their lives while drowning as compared to 41last year.

This comes after a 14-year-old student drowned in the Waikalou River in Kalabu Nasinu over the weekend.

The teenager and two other children had gone to the river to recover his flip flops – however he started facing difficulties in the water.

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The boy called out for help but disappeared under the water before any help could arrive.

A search was conducted until late Saturday night with negative results.

His body was found by farmer yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro says barely a few days into the school holidays, drownings are becoming a worry.

She has urged parents and guardians to ensure their children are given something constructive to do over the school holiday.

Four people drowned over the weekend.

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