Five foreigners killed by drowning in New Zealand since Friday
Posted by te2ataria on December 28, 2015
At least five foreigners killed by drowning in New Zealand in three days
A Samoan toddler, 3, a Chinese couple, a female Briton and at least one other foreigner, 22, have been killed by drowning (on the water) in NZ since Friday.
3-year-old Samoan boy killed by drowning in NZ
A Samoan family who moved to New Zealand last month in search of a “better life” are instead mourning the loss of a son, aged 3.
“Jimmy Atilua Laulu, 3, drowned in a lagoon at Ocean Beach near Hastings while on a family outing on Christmas Day.”
His body was found by his uncle about an hour after he was last seen.
He is one of at least eight people killed by drowning (on the water) since Friday including a female Briton, two Chinese visitors and another foreigner, aged 22, whose ID has not been released.
Meanwhile, the body of a 17-year-old swimmer, Jordon James Marshall, 17, who went missing on Christmas Day at Castlecliff Beach in Whanganui has been pulled out from the water. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/75480018/Body-of-missing-17-year-old-Whanganui-swimmer-found-at-Castlecliff-Beach
A 12 year old boy was killed on Blue Lake, St Bathans yesterday (27 December 2015). The boy was being towed on a biscuit behind a boat when he was struck by another boat. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/central-otago-boating-incident
A 50-year-old man died in the sea at Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne today (Monday) and a 40-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Tauranga Hospital about 5pm Monday after an incident in the water at Maketu. He was in a serious condition. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11566857
Foreigner’s body found washed up on Mount Maunganui beach
The body of a 22-year-old male from overseas has been found floating in surf at Mount Maunganui beach, reports quoted police as saying. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/75480632/mans-body-found-washed-up-on-mount-maunganui-beach
The foreign national’s body was discovered by a person walking along the beach about 6.30am. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/75480632/mans-body-found-washed-up-on-mount-maunganui-beach
[Like god, NZ police don’t reveal information directly to the mortals; you have to go through the Church for any revelation, in this case the MSM. How’s that for “divine” de-mock-racy?]
“They didn’t see him but have located some clothing on the beach that more than likely belonged to him,” police said.
“We have identified him, we know who he is, we know where he’s from, but until such time as his next of kin have been notified we won’t be releasing that to any parties.”
[They always say that, but often the victim’s ID remains a state secret.]