A 38-YEAR-OLD woman of Vatukacevaceva Village in Rakiraki is the country's latest drowning victim.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the woman's pre-existing medical condition may have played a part in her death.
"The victim had gone to a funeral gathering in her village when she went missing on Thursday between 2.30pm and 4pm," Ms Naisoro said.
"Her body was discovered floating in a nearby river by a 15-year-old student the same afternoon.
"The victim was a known epileptic patient and it is believed she suffered an episode which resulted in her falling into the river."
Ms Naisoro said a post-mortem examination was conducted on Friday, the results of which confirmed her death to be as a result of drowning.
The Rakiraki death brings the nation's drowning toll to nine compared with 11 this time last year.