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MAN DROWN AT VALENCIA RIVER

by | Apr 21, 2014

police drowningA river lime among friends ended tragically after one of them drowned in Blue Basin pool at Valencia River Resort on Valencia old road, Saturday.

Keston Austin, a 21 year-old laborer of Arima went under water and never surfaced.

According to police reports, at about 5pm a group of men arrived at the Valencia River Resort, and all decided to go for a swim in the Blue basin at the Valencia River.

Austin’s friends left the river and returned to the bank where they continued to have fun, dancing to the music from their car.

Austin decided to remain in the water and at one time pretended to be drowning, calling his friends for help.

His friends did not take him seriously and continued to enjoy themselves.

It was when they looked back and did not see him that they became worried and dived back into the water to look for him.

The friends along with other members of the public spent the evening trying to recover the body.

At approximately 6.30 pm the body of Austin was found trapped under some roots in the river by a visitor.

PC Sooklal of Valencia Police Post is continuing inquiries.

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