15 Feb 2012

Fiji police rule out foul play in military barracks death

3:00 pm on 15 February 2012

An investigation into last December's death of a Fiji police officer at military barracks has ruled out any foul play.

Constable Vetaia Ratuvono, who was on a training exercise at Suva's Queen Elizabeth Barracks, was found dead at the facility's pool.

A separate police team, which investigated the death, had to wait for several weeks for the pathologist's report.

The Ministry of Information has now issued a statement saying the investigation has confirmed that Mr Ratuvono's death was caused by drowning following his training session with other officers.