Wednesday, 1 April 2009 7:29 AM

Boy Dies from Drowning at Burns Creek River

Royal Solomon Islands Police Forensic unit and National Investigation unit officers in Honiara are investigating the accidental death of a four year old boy late yesterday afternoon at Burns Creek area.

It is believed that the young boy was with his sister aged six outside their home at Burns Creek when he, slid and fell into a nearby flooding stream.

Police believe the accident was witnessed by the girl but she could not do anything to help rescue her brother. The young girl alerted relatives and surrounding neighbours and a search was carried out until 3:00pm when they found the little boy's body downstream, near the Dalgro Company area.

Police were notified later in the afternoon and their enquiries are continuing.

Police are reminding members of communities living next to rivers to take extra precaution, particularly with the current unpredictable weather pattern.

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