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11 year-old drowns in Clarendon

Sheldon Reid, a neighbour of Maleak Walters who drowned on Sunday; Clive Mundle, Councillor for the Frankfield Division
 
An 11 year-old boy drowned in the Rio Minho, Clarendon on Sunday.
 
He has been identified as Maleak Walters, who was a student of Frankfield Primary School.
 
It is reported that about 1 pm, Maleak and two other boys were swimming in the river when he got into difficulties.
 
One of the boys went to seek help.
 
A ten year-old boy first responded and attempted to rescue Maleak, but was unsuccessful.
 
Sheldon Reid, a neighbour of Maleak, said it took about 45 minutes to locate the child who had sank. 
 
Mr. Reid said it was another half before it was realised that Maleak, who had been placed on the river's bank, was still breathing.
 
He was taken to the hospital by the police where he died.
 
In wake of the incident, Clive Mundle, Councillor for the Frankfield Division, has called for residents of the community to be trained to administer CPR. 
 


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