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Primary school teacher drowns in swimming pool during Easter Monday fete

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Primary school teacher drowns in swimming pool during Easter Monday fete

Police in Kalangala is investigating an incident of drowning which occurred at Pearl Gardens Beach in Kalangala.

The victim has been identified as Maria Flavia Nakyejwe a teacher at Bufumira Primary School who drowned in a swimming pool on Monday.

An eyewitness identified as Margaret Namanda says that the incident happened between 5:30 pm and 6 pm on Monday when Nakyejwe dived into the swimming pool to join three other swimmers.

However, after three minutes, the swimmers alerted the guide that Nakyejwe was at the bottom of the pool,” says Namanda.

Immediately, the guide who was standing at the poolside dived into the pool and with help of the swimmers, they were able to remove Nakyejwe from the swimming pool.

The guide carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a lifesaving technique used in emergency situations when someone’s heartbeat or breathing has stopped, in vain.  

Namanda says the deceased had swallowed a lot of water inside the pool because she was in the deep end.

Nakyejwe was rushed to Kalangala Health Centre IV where she was later pronounced dead. Her body is still at the mortuary awaiting postmortem.

According to James Mugoya Nandu the Kalangala Police Community Liaison Officer-CLO, Police officers visited the beach last night and are awaiting the postmortem report to establish the cause of death and guide on the next course of action

Pearl Beach Gardens is owned by former Bukoto West MP Mulindwa Birimumaaso.

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