Diver dies while working underwater

Update: 7:56PM A 43-YEAR-OLD diver allegedly drowned while repairing a submarine pipeline in Vuda near Lautoka yesterday, July 23.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Lewai Waqa, a diver for Triton Marine and
a resident of Lami, allegedly drowned while doing work on a underwater
pipeline.

“He was about 600m from the shore with two other workers when the incident
allegedly happened,” she said.

“The victim was discovered lying motionless about 10 meters away from the
work site,” she said.

“Attempts made to revive him with negative result, he was conveyed to
Lautoka Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.

“His body will be kept at the Lautoka Hospital mortuary awaiting a post
mortem examination.”

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