Fire Unit Recovers Body From Rivulet

The Fire Unit undergoing a training on flood rescuing mechanisms in July. The team used the skills in recovering a body from a brook. [File]

The body was discovered at Maper Akot Aru highway on the junction going to Aweil Airstrip and initial investigations indicated that the body could have been thrown into the rivulet.

Others leads suggested that the deceased might have had been injured during a theft attempt and later ran into the water stream.

Speaking to the journalists during the dragging of the body out of the water, the director of Disastrous Management in the directorate of Fire Brigade, Major Anei Dut Anei says his team was contacted after the body was found floating on water by a pedestrian.

“As we are here today for this big tragedy, we were informed this morning about someone whose body found floating on the water of this small stream and nobody knows exactly what causes his death, we immediately assembled our materials to respond to the incident and that’s why we are here now to remove the body from the water since this water beck is very deep,” Dut told the journalists during the incident in Aweil.

Anei praises the ease his team underwent in removing the body off the water due to the skills his forces acquired recently during the Polish Aid training of fire fighting and flood or other disastrous rescuing mechanisms.

“I am very proud today for my forces did in picking up this body in the deep stream with ease. This would have been a complicated issue if my staff did not undergo this skilful training. We were called to come for this body not only because we were responsible of controlling or rescuing but also we are the only department with flood rescuing materials which were recently donated by PCPM [Polish Centre for International Development].” he added.

He however, appreciates the Polish Aid for the support given to his department in the state and wishes for the best outcome from his staff.

The body is still being kept by the Police while they search for the relatives of the deceased and investigations are on-going.

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