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Picnic goes wrong as teacher drowns

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE police are pleading with people to take extra care when out in the water following another alleged drowning case in the North over the weekend.

Dead is a 34-year-old teacher of Savusavu who died while swimming with friends at the Devodara picnic spot.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed it was the second drowning case recorded in the North within 24 hours.

"The victim was pulled out of the water by friends who attempted to revive him," she said.

"However, their attempts were unsuccessful as he died on the spot.

"Investigations are continuing and a post-mortem examination will be conducted soon to determine the cause of death."

Ms Naisoro said the police had always stressed to people the importance of their safety and that of their loved ones.

"It has been a tragic weekend for a number of families who have lost loved ones due to drowning and we don't want any more families to be suffering.

"Please, keep a close tab on your children, ensure a responsible adult is around at all times, and know your environment and the weather.

"Have a basic idea of the possible safety threats out there and do not combine alcohol and water activities."

Ms Naisoro said the police would continue to issue these safety advisories for the benefit of the public.

"However, the onus is on every individual to comply because we cannot be everywhere to police the issue."








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