Drowning incidents on a rise

By ANA NAISORO OF FIJI?POLICE?FORCE

A 12 year old student of Tailevu is believed to be the latest drowning victim.

The incident occurred yesterday between 1700HRS-1800HRS when the class five student went to swim with friends about 50M away from where he drowned.

The body is now at Korovou mortuary awaiting postmortem.

In a separate incident body of an 11 year student was found floating in a creek yesterday morning.

The deceased of Navatu, Cakaudrove had gone to have her bath in the creek.

The discovery was made at 1100hrs.

Meanwhile the search for a 40 year old woman of Roma Settlement, Taveuni continues this morning.

The woman had gone fishing with her 13 year nephew when she went missing. Her nephew had returned to their home as he was hungry and upon returning at 1600hrs could not find her from where they were fishing.

A search was conducted until 2100hrs with negative result.