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Mariner, 22, drowns in Galoa Bay

By LUKE RAWALAI
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Update: 1:03PM A 22-year-old mariner is believed to be the country's latest drowning fatality.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the victim was a crew member of a Government vessel which was berthed at Galoa Bay in Bua.

"The incident occurred yesterday morning when the victim allegedly jumped off the ship for a swim after a drinking party," she said.

"The drowning death toll stands at 20 compared to 19 for the same period last year." 





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