Tragedy as man drowns at Mulinu’u

By Ilia L. Likou 22 September 2017, 12:00AM

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.

By Ilia L. Likou 22 September 2017, 12:00AM

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