Police name Fātumu drowning victim

A man who drowned after swimming in sea notorious for dangerous rip tide off Laulea beach in Fatumu Saturday 21 has been named by police.

He was 32-year-old ‘Inoke Mapaleve Mo’unga, a man from Kolonga who had been residing in Kolofo’ou for some time.

He had been visiting beaches in the Hahake area with his wife and friends before ending up in Laulea where he died.

The “cause of death is drowning” and it occurred at Laulea Beach, Fatumu, Sia Adams, Police Communication Officer said today.

His body was recovered from the water by three local divers. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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