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Five-year-old drowns in Navosa

January 3, 2022 12:05 pm

A five-year-old is believed to be the country’s first drowning victim of the year.

The victim who resides at the Saukaba Settlement, Nukuilau, Navosa was seen by a group of boys at around 2pm yesterday near the Sigatoka river bank and was allegedly told to go home.

It’s reported that the boys turned away for a few minutes, and when they looked back, the child had disappeared.

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A search was conducted by all residents of Saukaba Settlement.

The victim’s body was found just before midnight.

Investigation continues.

Police are urging parents and guardians to keep a close watch on their children at all times, as proper supervision can save lives.

 

 

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