The family of a young man from Vaigaga is in mourning after an incident where he drowned at Mulinu’u on Sunday.
The Samoa Observer was told that the young man had gone with a group of friends when the incident happened.
The family was too upset when the Samoa Observer attempted to get a comment.
But a man who spoke on the condition of anonymity said everyone is in shock because they did not expect such a tragedy to happen.
“I think people are still trying to come to terms with what has happened,” he said.
“We are absolutely devastated. We never thought in a million years that this could happen at all. We are gutted.”
According to the close friend, the deceased was with his friends. They were enjoying a good Sunday afternoon when he decided to go for a swim.
“I don’t know what exactly happened while he was swimming but they couldn’t save him.”
The matter, he said, is being handled by the Police.
It was not possible to get a comment from the Police yesterday.
But a health official confirmed that the young man had bruises on his back and on his hands.
The deceased was pronounced dead upon arrival at the National Hospital.