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Toddler drowns, toll 1

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, January 04, 2014

A KADAVU toddler is believed to be the first drowning victim of the year.

According to police, the two-year-old boy's body was found floating in the sea at Cevai Village in Kadavu.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the toddler was believed to have been home with his six-year-old brother and another family member. She said according to police reports, the boy was last seen at midday on Wednesday.

Ms Naisoro said the toddler was found floating in the sea about 4pm by a relative who had gone to the sea.

She added that attempts to revive the toddler were unsuccessful.

Ms Naisoro said such cases could be avoided and loss of life prevented.

She added that whereabouts of children should be monitored closely especially those who reside near water.

While this was the first case of the year, the last drowning of 2013 took place a day earlier in Nadera, where a six-year-old was found floating in a creek in Nadera, Nasinu.








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