The Inquirer (Monrovia)

18 December 2012

Liberia: Two Children Drown in Kru Town

The bodies of two boys, 16 and seven years have drowned in the Atlantic Ocean but their bodies were found washed onshore on the beach of New Kru Town. The boys met their untimely death after reportedly drowning around the City View Beach in the Borough of New Kru Town.

Police could not release the names of the two boys as investigation is ongoing to find out if there was any foul play that led to their death.

A police officer from the Liberia National Police (LNP) said parents should keep a strong eye on their children as many are heading for the beaches within the coming months.

Recently the Government of Liberia warned beach owners across the country to have life guards and several other measures in order to ensure that more people, especially the young ones are safe from drowning.

However many other regulations that the government has tried to implement have fallen on deaf ears, as most beach owners continue to operate without appropriate precautionary measures put in place to avert the drowning of swimmers in the Atlantic Ocean.

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