A LOMOLOMO family is mourning the death of 23-year-old canecutter Munesh Kumar Gounder who drowned on Thursday.
The deceased was returning from harvesting when he was approached by friends to go fishing with them.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the fishing expedition was where he met his fate.
His father, Vinod Kumar, said his son was tired from cutting cane all day but decided to go fishing so he could provide for the family.
"I just can't believe that my son has been taken away from us so soon," the 55-year-old said.
"He was a hardworking boy who always placed the interests and the welfare of his family before himself.
"He always cared for the family because no one was working on a full-time job."
Mr Kumar said the family was waiting for police to inform them of the cause of death.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the deceased was found floating about 200 metres from where his friends were.
An investigation had started to determine what transpired.