22 Dec 2011

Funeral today of Fiji policeman found dead in military pool

4:07 pm on 22 December 2011

The funeral of a police constable in Bukuya, who had died in a swimming pool at the Fiji military camp in Suva, is being held today.

Police constable Vetaia Ratuvono was discovered dead at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks pool in Nabua last Thursday but police have ruled out foul play.

The Fiji Times paper reports the Assistant Police Commissioner, Henry Brown, as saying Constable Ratuvono had died during a swimming exercise.

Constable Ratunovo was based at the Lautoka Police Station, and had been in the police force for nine years.