PEOPLE have been advised to be mindful of the weather and the environment they are in when carrying out water activities.
The caution was issued by police following the death of a 37-year-old Tore villager at Sigatoka on Monday.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said people should not take any risks if they thought the weather was unfavourable.
"Those intending on carrying out water activities are being advised to be mindful of both the weather and the environment they are in. If they feel that either will pose a threat to their safety then it is advisable to defer their plans until it is safer.
"Taking into consideration these precautionary measures can and will save lives as well as the lives of others."
According to the report, the farmer was dragging a fishing net with other villagers along the Tore River when he was swept away by strong currents at 11am.
Attempts to revive the villager proved unsuccessful before he was taken to Sigatoka Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The drowning death toll currently stands at two compared to four for the same period last year.